Designed by it’s original owner, Walter F. Koken, as a pleasure boat for his family, the “Berylune” was built in 1917 by the Jepson Boat Works on Washington Island.
Gills Rock Museum
Visitors can see artifacts from various dives and wrecks including W.L. Brown, Riverside, R.J. Hackett, Niagra, Amoit, Berwyn, Sardinia, Plymouth and Carrington.
We have several outboard motors, and fishing vessel motors. We have three Kahlenberg engines dating as far back as 1910. The newest addition to the engines is a 1917 Kahlenberg that was fully restored by Kurt Krueger. The engine sat outside for more than 25 years. It is originally off the fishing tug King in Ellison Bay, … continue reading
Visitors are invited to navigate the museum using five interactive stations located at various displays that, with the use of a tablet or Smartphone plus the app Junaio, come to life with stories, videos and photos. The stories, videos and images shared through the interactive technology are new and represent information Gronke “went above and … continue reading
Our Shipwrecks exhibit features information and artifacts from shipwrecks including the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Louisiana, and Fleetwing. The Edmund Fitzgerald was built in 1958 in the Great Lakes Engineering Works in Michigan. On November 10 , 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald was lost along with her crew of 29 men in Lake Superior 17 miles … continue reading