PAUL LAMARRE JR. OF ALGONAC, MICHIGAN IS KNOWN AROUND THE GREAT LAKES REGION FOR HIS DETAILED AND REALISTIC WATERCOLORS AND INKS OF GREAT LAKES SHIPPING. HIS WORKS ARE ON PERMANENT DISPLAY IN SHIPPING COMPANY EXECUTIVE OFFICES, MARINE MUSEUMS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS INTERNATIONALLY. HE HAS HAD NUMEROUS ONE MAN SHOWS AT MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES THROUGHOUT THE REGION INCLUDING THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM, DETROIT, MI., THE CANAL PARK MARINE MUSEUM, DULUTH, MN., THE GREAT LAKES HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, VERMILLION, OH., SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, AND THE MANITOWOC MARINE MUSEUM, MANITOWOC, WI. IN ADDITION TO HIS PORTFOLIO OF LIMITED EDITION PRINTS, HE ALSO ACCEPTS COMMISSIONS FOR ORIGINAL WORKS. HE HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY MANY LAKE SHIPPING COMPANIES AND GROUPS INCLUDING THE INTERLAKE STEAMSHIP CO.. OGLEBAY NORTON CO., CANADA STEAMSHIP LINES, P&H SHIPPING LTD., INLAND LAKES SHIPPING, KINSMAN LINES, CLEVELAND CLIFFS STEAMSHIP SO., FORD MOTOR CO., MARINE DIV, THE LAKE CARRIERS ASSOCIATION, USS GREAT LAKES FLEET, THE MARINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF DETROIT, THE STEAMER COLUMBIA FOUNDATION AND MORE.
PAUL'S FATHER INTRODUCED HIM TO THE LAKE SHIPS AT THE AGE OF TEN WITH A TOUR OF THE GREAT LAKES ENGINEERING WORKS DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STR. ARTHUR B. HOMER. A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT, HE HAS NO FORMAL ART TRAINING.  IN HIS WORDS HE HAS "BEEN GIVEN THE BLESSING OF A MODEST TALENT THAT IS CONTINUOUSLY REWARDING IN SO MANY WAYS THAT MONEY CAN NEVER BUY".  HE CREDITS HIS "BEGINNING" IN MARINE ART - AND IS EVER GRATEFUL TO REV. EDWARD J. DOWLING S.J., OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT, MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND RESPECTED GREAT LAKES HISTORIAN AND MARINE ARTIST WHO ENCOURAGED AND MENTORED MANY TIMES....AND TO ROBERT E. LEE, WHO, AS CURATOR OF THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM, GAVE PAUL HIS FIRST "ONE-MAN-SHOW".

HE IS CURRENTLY CORPORATE TREASURER OF THE GAELIC TUGBOAT COMPANY AND DIAMOND JACK'S RIVER TOURS OF DETROIT, AND IS A PAST MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LOWER LAKES TOWING COMPANY CO. LTD., OF PORT DOVER, ONT. HE HOLDS A U.S. COAST GUARD 100 TON MASTER'S LICENSE AND IS A RELIEF CAPTAIN ABOARD THE VESSELS OF THE DIAMOND JACK FLEET, THE J.W. WESCOTT II MAIL BOAT, AND THE CLASSIC YACHT HELENE. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPMASTER'S ASSOCIATION PORT HURON LODGE#2, PAST PRESIDENT OF THE PROPELLER CLUB OF THE U.S. PORT OF DETROIT, PAST PRESIDENT OF THE MARINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF DETROIT AND MEMBER OF NUMEROUS HISTORICAL GROUPS. HE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR HIS MARINE PHOTOGRAPHY AND IS CREDITED WITH HAVING TAKEN THE LAST KNOWN PHOTO OF THE STR. EDMUND FITZGERALD. FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS HAVING SAILED, SEEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED THE GREAT LAKES FROM DULUTH TO QUEBEC FROM ABOARD OVER SEVENTY-FIVE VESSELS, HE IS ABLE TO CAPTURE THE DETAIL AND ACCURACY FOR WHICH HE IS SO WELL KNOWN.

 

 

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