Lake Michigan Sea Glass Collectors
By Renee Klingensmith
Facebook Group 4th Annual Meet and Greet
Sea glass meet-n-greets are a great way to meet in person your fellow beachcombers, exchange glassing stories, show off your favorite finds, and make new friends!
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Lake Michigan Sea Glass Collectors Facebook group met for its 4th Annual Meet and Greet. The event was held at the Boat House Pub & Eatery in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Winter storm Xanto wreaked havoc across the region, so of the 80 members signed up to attend only 50, from five states, made it to the lunch meeting.
While record snow falls were occurring further north, the waves along Lake Michigan’s southern shore made the scheduled beachcombing at sunrise and after lunch virtually impossible, though ten intrepid beachcombers met at 6:00 a.m. to try. Still, those in attendance enjoyed the time meeting in person the people whose posts they’ve read on Facebook and showing off some of their favorite finds with fellow sea glass enthusiasts.
One event scheduled for after the lunch meeting wasn’t cancelled, with 25 people stopping by Dan Porter’s Kenosha home to view his amazing marble collection (top). Harry Ross, the founder of the group, welcomed members to host similar events in other Lake Michigan regions.
This article appeared in the Glassing Magazine July/August 2018 issue.