Freighter Trip Raffle

Trip of a Lifetime Aboard a Great Lakes Freighter

Great Lakes Freighter Trip Raffle Drawing was held April 29, 2021!!! Replay on Facebook


Brian Hinch (Marquette, MI)

Leah VanWagnen (Madison Heights, MI)

Thank you to everyone who supported the Freighter Trip Raffle drawing in 2021.

More than $40,000 was raised to support St. Clair County Residents.

The raffle will not be offered in the spring of 2022, but hope to be back in 2023 (begin selling tickets fall of 2022). 

Tickets traditionally go on sale for the Great Lakes Freighter Trip Raffle Mid-November.
Thank you DTE Energy and Interlake Steamship Company for continuous support by donating a trip on a Great Lakes Freighter. 2021 was the 17th year these trips were raffled to raise funds for the community-wide campaign.
Two drawings for a trip (age 18+) aboard a Great Lakes Freighter will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5:00 p.m..  Each winner is welcome to bring a guest.
Currently only working passengers are permitted on vessels due to COVID-19 precautions. 

Our 2019 Winners fresh off the ship!

Former Freighter Trip Raffle Winners:

2021: Brian Hinch; Marquette, MI & Leah VanWagnen; Madison Heights, MI

2020: Michelle and Bob; Clinton Township, MI & Eric Newberger; Barton City, MI

2019: Ken Lewis; Sarnia, ON Canada & Jane Eide; Custer, SD USA

2018: St. Clair County Labor Council of Port Huron, MI & Jay Wofford of Richmond, MI

2017: Susan Dentel of Fair Haven, MI & Bob Bortolameolli of Marquette, MI 

2016: Nancy Schriner of St. Clair, MI & Ronald Varty of Royal Oak, MI

2015: Harold Both of China, MI & Matthew Hopkins of Lemont, PA

2014: Linda Marthen of Marysville, MI & Chuck Wagner of Dexter, MI

2013: Steve and Christine Gorzen & Elizabeth and Tim Sonnega

2012: Doug Pratt and Mary Ann Adams & Fred and Jean Russell

2011: Phil and Rita Papes of Port Huron, MI & Brenda Wheatley and Donn Campbell of Marysville, MI

2010: David and Ronald Allen & Adrianus and Frieda VanderLaan

2009: Charles and Patricia Klettner of Marysville, MI & Roy and Christine Klecha of St. Clair, MI

2008: Howard and Joshua Long & Marjorie Kopp and James Ropposch

2007: Bill and Donna Blay & Patrick and Sandra Nowak

2006: Rosemary Taylor and Mary Kallio of Port Huron, MI & James and Raymond Haller of Rocky River, OH

2005: John and Sharon Rajczi of Marysville, MI & Frederick and Donna Stuewer of East China, MI