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SPECIAL APPEAL!

DONATE TO THE 2019 SIDE SCAN SONAR FUND!

An important component of the MSRA mission is to conduct expeditions to locate lost shipwrecks and document the wreck sites. Since its formation in 2001, MSRA has worked with side scan sonar operators David Trotter, funded through MSRA’s annual event, and Ralph Wilbanks, funded through author/explorer Clive Cussler.

MSRA will continue to partner with David Trotter for one week each spring. He operates the Great Lakes’ only 50Khz sonar, the best tool for finding large, deep shipwrecks, and which is especially suited to our search for the self-unloader Andaste, expected to be in 500+ feet of water.

In order to continue hunting for other wrecks in waters up to 350 feet deep –including several shipwrecks, and most importantly, the enigmatic Flight 2501, lost with 58 victims in 1950, MSRA will be purchasing in its own sonar— a Deep Vision brand. This brand comes highly recommended by Jim Kennard, a successful wreck hunter in New York and a long-time friend of MSRA. MSRA has thus far raised enough to fund about 1/3 of this system and is seeking another $10,000 to make this a reality.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, MSRA has always and will continue to be dedicated to sharing our discoveries with the public through lectures, books, articles, our web page, and museum exhibits. Membership in MSRA comes with advance notice when we make discoveries. Those who donate toward the side scan sonar fund at the levels noted below will receive additional benefits as well.

PLEASE DONATE TO THE 2019 SIDE SCAN SONAR FUND!

$250 All benefits of the $100 membership level, plus 2 additional tickets to the MSRA event, and one additional book.

$500 All benefits of above plus 2 free tickets for the next 3 years to MSRA event.

$750 All benefits of above, plus a summer 2019 barbeque with MSRA search team.$1,000 All benefits above, plus a day on the search boat.

$2,500 All benefits of above, plus a day for you and a friend on the MSRA search boat and an invitation to any discovery press conferences.

$5,000 All benefits of above, plus lifetime complimentary tickets to MSRA events for you and up to 10 friends.

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See below for regular levels of membership.

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We also are open to general membership. Members have special opportunities to work on MSRA projects, receive MSRA newsletters, are the first to hear about MSRA discoveries, and are invited to MSRA member-only events, like the annual holiday party in December. Membership also comes with one or more free tickets to the annual Mysteries & Histories event.

Memberships are a key way that MSRA is able to maintain this web site, organize annual events, publish a newsletter, and conduct the annual search expedition. All or some of your membership or donation to this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional.

From this page, you may make a donation in any amount, become a member, renew your membership, etc. Simply click on the button.


Membership and Sponsor Levels (see benefits below)


$40 Annual Individual Membership — Includes one free admission to Mysteries & Histories event, daily search emails, and MSRA newsletters.

$70 Annual Family Membership — Includes two free admissions to Mysteries & Histories event, daily search emails, and MSRA newsletters.

$100 Sustaining Membership — Includes two free admissions to Mysteries & Histories event, daily search emails and MSRA newsletters, plus a complimentary book by a MSRA board member author.

$250 Benefactor — Includes two free admissions to Mysteries & Histories event, daily search emails, and MSRA newsletters, plus two complimentary books by  MSRA board member authors.


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