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Support Us

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Join All Our Supporters Who Have Helped Keep The Abbey Road Afloat Since 2014!

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Become A Member/Contribute

While revenue generating charters sustain approximately one half of our operating budget, annual membership contributions allow us to offer scholarships to youth from all walks of life.

The Benefits of Annual Membership Include:
Invitations to Free "Member Sails" on the Abbey Road
20% Discount on Public Sails & Private Charters
10% Discount on Merchandise
Early Bird Invitation to the Pirates Ball Fundraiser
Subscription to Our eNewsletter

Membership Levels:
$ 30 Student, 21 & Under—Sends One Kid Out On a Day Sail
$ 60 Individual—Lets Two Kids Experience Lake Superior
$120 Couple—Gives Four Kids an Adventure They Won't Forget
$250 Family—Gets a Whole Classroom Out On the Water
$500 Small Business—Helps a Youth Group Discover the Apostle Islands

Of course we welcome contributions of larger amounts! Just let us know which membership you require.

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Your volunteer time will make a difference! Whether you're able to help with a single event or you have the time to assist on a regular basis, a rewarding and invaluable experience awaits you.

We currently need volunteers to help us with:

The Classic Boat & Schooner Rendezvous
The Pirates Ball Fundraiser
Subcommittee Work
Boat Maintenance

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Partner With Us

Whether it’s through monetary gifts, in-kind donations or volunteering, our corporate partners play a vital role in supporting the operation and experiential education programs of Lake Superior Tall Ships.

We tailor partnerships to meet the goals of each corporate donor while also advancing our mission.


Own A Plank

We are seeking "Plank Owners" to help us acquire a larger vessel so we can take more kids and adults sailing on Lake Superior. We will name the vessel the Algonquin after a vessel that was brought to Lake Superior in 1842.

A plank owner is a member of a ship's company at the time that a ship is commissioned or recommissioned, giving them bragging rights to the "Ownership" of one of the planks in the main deck. Historically, a plank owner could petition for a piece of the deck when the ship was decommissioned.

In lieu of an actual 'Plank' from the deck of the Algonquin (these being pretty hard to come by in this day and age) our plank owners are presented with a certificate commemorating their unique status as One Of The Original Crew.

In addition to bragging rights and a certificate, Algonquin plank owners will receive appreciation gifts, invitations to exclusive events, special recognition—and sailing opportunities—that vary depending on the level of giving. Appreciation gifts will be distributed when the Algonquin begins her journeys on Lake Superior.

Plank Owners generously invest $1,000 or more for planks (although quarter, half and three quarter investments are also acceptable). Pledges may be paid in full or through monthly installments. Please contact Gordon Ringberg with any questions.


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