P.O. BOX 611634, PORT HURON, MICHIGAN   48061-1634
President: Fred J. Miller ll
1st Vice President: George P. Haynes
2nd Vice President: Wade P. Streeter
Secretary: Victoria S. Conradson
Treasurer: George P. Haynes

The following members will serve in the appointed offices for the ensuing two years
Marshal: John S. Coulter
Warden: Douglas R. Abbott
Sentinel: James Semerad
Chaplain: David R. Michelson
Lodge Physician: Dr. Dawn M. Severson
Chairman, Scholarship Committee: Frank Frisk, mvfrisk2@yahoo.com
Chairman, ISMA Grand Lodge Website: Frank Frisk, mvfrisk2@yahoo.com

Port Huron Lodge 2 - 126th Annual Dinner Dance
The Port Huron Lodge No. 2 of the International Shipmasters’ Association would like to announce the following winners of its’ 2016/2017 freighter trip raffle. The drawing was held at 10 pm at the lodges’ 126 th Annual Dinner Dance at the DoubleTree-Hilton in Port Huron, Michigan.

Grand Prize: Mrs. Lisa Ludington of Lexington, Michigan. Trip for 4 aboard an Interlake Steamship Company vessel in the 2017 sailing season.
2nd Prize: Mr. Tim Sonnega of Shoreline, Washington. $1,000 Cash
3rd Prize: Mrs. Charlotte Moore-Viculin of Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Round trip passage for 2 on the car ferry Badger including 1 auto and accommodations.

The lodge would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket for their support.

Winter 2016

Times Herald new article: Every day is an adventure on the Great Lakes 3/29/2016, featuring Grand Lodge President Captain George Haynes.
Port Huron Lodge #2 held its annual Dinner Dance at the DoubleTree Hilton in Port Huron on March 5th, 2016 with 65 guests attending.   A total of 9 lodges were represented: Buffalo #1, Port Huron #2, Chicago #3, Detroit #7, Georgian Bay #15, NE Michigan #19, Niagara #20, Twin Sault #22, Grand Travers #23.  Grand President Capt. Bob Lund and Grand 1st Vice Capt. Lee Barnhill attended as well as Past Grand Presidents Rebecca Hancock, Bob Schallip and George Haynes.  The lodge is planning the same event next year on March 4th, 2017.
View Photos Here
Proposals by the membership of Port Huron Lodge #2
AIS Aids to Navigation System
Light D33 of the lower Detroit River

Port Huron Lodge #2 arranged a tour of Sarnia Traffic Center on January 16, 2016.  Sarnia Traffic employees Mary-Jayne Levert, Julie Knapp and PH #2 member Dianne Simms gave an excellent overview of operations.  The event was followed by lunch at the Open Grill Restaurant in Point Edward, ON and a short tour of the Lakes Pilots Association office and boats in Port Huron.  The ISMA was well represented by 53 members and guests from Port Huron #2, Detroit #7, Niagara #20 and Buffalo #1. 4 cadets from Great Lakes Maritime Academy also traveled from school to participate in the tours.

Port Huron Lodge has a full schedule of professional speakers for the rest of the winter. Please check out our web page for the list.  All ISMA members are welcome to attend the guest speaker meetings.

Sarnia MCTS Vessel Traffic Services & Coast Guard Radio Information
Sierra Slobodecki; Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City, MI, is our ISMA Port Huron Lodge #2 Blue Water Scholarship recipient. This semesters ending overall GPA is 3.98!

Obituary & Memorial Service for Barry Hiscocks (A12187), who was a member from 4-1-2004. Brother Barry passed away on June 23, 2015. Below is a link to a map for the memorial for Barry. The family are calling it  "Barry's Celebration of Life." It will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 29th along the water at the foot of George St. in Sarnia. A reception will follow on the 3rd floor of First Sarnia Place, Barry's old building.
Map of location for Barry's Celebration of Life

Obituary Link
The family is planning a memorial service in Sarnia on Saturday, August 29 at 11:00 am. It will be held outside by the building where Barry’s condo was located ( 201 Front Street North , Sarnia ).
I spoke with his family about some sort of memorial along the water. They were thinking something in the Sarnia/Point Edward area would be nice. That way, Barry’s kids & grandkids can visit it. It seems there are both bricks & benches available (see the following link). Benches are $700.00 Canadian. http://www.bluewatertrails.com/donate.html. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Retirement Ceremony: Operations Specialist First Class Galen R. Witham (click here)
On March 12, 2015, 24 Port Huron Lodge members and guests held a special social meeting at the Open Grill Restaurant in Point Edward, Ontario to show support for Brother Barry Hiscocks.  Bro. Hiscocks is a long time member of Lodge 2 and fighting a serious health problem.  While he could not attend, a delegation of Sister Angie Williams and Phil Nash were able to visit and offer the support of the lodge.  Anyone wishing to pass a message on to Barry may do so at lodge2treasurer@aol.com

Port Huron Lodge No. 2 held its' 2015 Annual Dinner Dance on March 7th at the new DoubleTree Hilton under the Bluewater Bridge in Port Huron. 71 members and guests had a great time enjoying delicious food, DJ music and dancing, door prizes and the late night hospitality room.  Grand President Joe Walters and Grand 1st Vice-President Bob Lund were able to attend, as well as Past Grand Presidents Rebecca Hancock and George Haynes.  Detroit Lodge No. 7 President Capt. Ron LaPlante and his wife Mary were also attending.  A total of 7 ShipMaster lodges were represented at the event.

To View Slide Show (click here)

Welcome new Associate member to Port Huron Lodge 2: William C. Beutell from Marine City, MI. William was sponsored by Duane Upton. We now have 100 members.
Coast Guard Has Long History and Big Presence in Area - The Times Herald Article
January 15, 2015
"Tribute to Capt. Pat Owens"
NBC-WDIV special 1989 presentation; "Risky Business, Iron Boat - Iron Men"
A one hour documentary produced of a trip aboard the Benson Ford under the command of Captain Pat Owens trip to Marquette, MI to pick up a load of taconite for the Ford Rouge Steel Plant, Dearborn, MI. Rouge River docks. Follows the Great Lakes iron ore freighter Benson Ford on a voyage from Rouge River, near Detroit, Michigan, to Marquette, Michigan and return. Includes interviews with crew members.
Sea Cadet will represent U.S. in Hong Kong

Goderich,Ontario 2013 Maritime Job Fair
Our ISMA table was very busy with students asking about scholarship funds. I made previous arrangements to always have an instructor with me from The Great Lakes International Marine Training Center, Georgian College in Owen Sound, Ontario.Algoma Marine and Canada Steamship Company did a great job getting just over 2k students thru in two days!! This was the best one I've worked. Frank

Captain William G Barnhardt:

Port Huron Lodge # 2 International Ship Masters Association will miss you very much Capt. Bill. We have selected several of our many memories of quality time we enjoyed over the years with you Captain. Rest In Peace, now that you have crossed the bar into Eternal Rest and Peace. Slide Presentation (click here)

Obituary (click here)

A Notice to Mariners: "Please Help Support and Preserve Our Maritime Heritage, S.S.J.B.Ford" (click here)
A Remembrance: The Great Lakes Storm of 1913. All ISMA members are invited.
Schedule Brochure (click here)
Short Brochure (click here)
Port of Goderich and Lake Huron Shores Honour the Lost (click here)
Letter to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (click here)

Paul R Tregurtha, first boat to open the Soo Locks upbound for the 2013 Shipping Season.

Port Huron ISMA Lodge #2 member, Capt. Jim Leaney, opens the Seaway for 2013 with the brand new CSL Trillium Class Baie St Paul. Capt. Leaney is a former International Ship Masters Grand Lodge President. (click here)
Shell aims to fuel Great Lakes freighters with liquefied natural gas (click here)
The 2013 USCG Light List is now available online for downloading at the below link. 
Port Huron Lodge #2 Annual Dinner Dance (click here)
At the March 29, 2012 business meeting of Port Huron Lodge #2, Brothers Fred Mitchell (10849) and Nate Smith (10996) were granted Honorary Membership in recognition of their loyalty and dedication to the lodge for many years.

Port Huron Lodge #2 is pleased to announce their annual donations for 2012.
USNSCS GRAYFOX – $2,000.00

This year’s Picnic/Cruise will take place aboard USNSCS GRAYFOX on Saturday, September 15th. Details will be announced in August.


Port Huron Lodge #2 of the International Shipmasters' Association announces the winner of their 2011-2012 Boat Trip Raffle. The Winner is: Mr. Ed Vanlier, Ticket # 1365.
Port Huron Lodge #2 would like to thank everyone for their support of our Raffle


Scholarship Fact Sheet (click here)
For information on the Blue Water Shipmaster's Fund, (click here).
Any questions, feel free to contact Victoria Conradson at: captainvictoria@comcast.net
 Interested in joining Port Huron Lodge #2, Click here for details.
Ship Wheel bullet