Other Ways to Give

Boat Donations

You can support Inland Seas by donating your boat (e.g., sail, power, kayak, paddleboard, etc.) and boat-related gear (e.g., life jackets, lines, paddles, anchors, electronics, etc.). Donated items are sold to the public who are often first-time boaters and eager to begin a journey on the water. This ongoing fundraiser makes it affordable for them to get on the Great Lakes, supports ISEA and our mission, and may be a tax deduction for the donor.

All monies raised from boat sales will be used to support the operation of ISEA. Donated gear will be used to fit out donated boats or offered for sale at the annual ISEA Barn Sale.

Contact us at isea@schoolship.org or (231) 271-3077 for more information on donating your boat.

Donated boats are listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Check our Facebook page for active listings.

Support ISEA through your purchases

  • Show your support for Inland Seas in new ways through our Amazon wish list! Each year we need to update items on the ship and in the center, and this year we have created an Amazon wish list so you can know exactly where your gift is going.
  • Show your love of the Great Lake and ISEA by purchasing items through our online store.
  • Great Lakes Tea and Spice of Glen Arbor, MI will donate $1 for every 3.0 oz. tin or $.50 for every 1.4 oz. pouch of Mackinaw Breeze or Sweetwater Vanilla tea to Inland Seas. Additionally, Great Lakes Tea and Spice will donate $5 from the sale of their Inland Seas gift box!

PayPal Giving Fund

If you donate through the PayPal Giving Fund site, PayPal covers all processing fees so 100% of your donation goes to Inland Seas!

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