We are in need of a small
number of corporate style Desk Top or Small Form Factor PC's. We would
like any thing starting with a Pentium 4 level processor or higher.
This is a good opportunity for a corporation to recycle equipment
while receiving a tax credit.
We would be happy to pick up and wipe the data on any donated machines to
Server Shelves -
Any type of 19" server rack
Items that can be donated to compliment
Original 16mm shipping movies -
These movies are something we would like to convert to
digital (we can
return the original) and make
available to the BoatNerd viewers. If any individual or group has any
shipping related films please
contact us for details.
If you or your organization are able to help please e-mail
Support Great Lakes
& Seaway Shipping Online
the non-profit support organization for the
BoatNerd.Com web site
Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping Online Inc. (GLSS) was designated a 501 (c)(3) non-profit
corporation by the Internal Revenue Service in 2006.
GLSS was organized to support the efforts of the BoatNerd website, while operations
are managed by the group of volunteers running the site since 2003.
This is a dedicated group spread across the U.S. and Canada who handle
all ends of site operation from server management to correspondence
and user support.
is run by a Board of Directors with diverse back grounds ranging from
the Shipping Industry to Boatwatchers. The board's focus is the
continuation of and growth of the BoatNerd.Com web site.
The establishment of non-profit status means BoatNerd
is able to accept tax-deductible contributions through donations.
Funding raised by GLSS will allow the web site to become self-sufficient and guarantee the longevity of BoatNerd.Com by paying the data connection charges and replacing the aging computer hardware that runs the site.
The Corporation is organized for the purpose of enhancing the general public
knowledge of the maritime commercial operations and history on the Great Lakes
and St. Lawrence Seaway by:
Support an internet
and related internet based applications and websites, and
Organizing periodic gatherings of interested persons at various
locations around the Great Lakes to photograph and enjoy the vessels
associated with the Great Lakes commerce, and
Encouraging discussions among members pertaining to Great Lakes
maritime commercial operations and history, and
Sponsoring programs and illustrated
lectures by persons knowledgeable in Great Lakes Great Lakes maritime
commerce, history, and
Promoting and encouraging passenger
cruising on the Great Lakes, and
assisting in the publishing of printed, online and recorded materials pertinent
to the Great Lakes maritime industry.
organizations with similar interests through the use of technology and technical
8. Fostering an
appreciation of the Great Lakes maritime industry.
We accept donations through PayPal or by mail
Corporations or individuals wishing to
make larger, tax deductible donations should contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or by
Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping Online, Inc.
Troy, MI 48099
To verify our non-profit status, please
click this link and
search for Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping
In addition to the daily updates of the site here are some of the
projects we are currently working on or have planned
New Discussion boards -
We continue to customize the
new boards based on user feed back. The software that runs the old
boards is being fazed out by the manufacturer, this is driving the
New Encyclopedia -
For several years we have
been working on an Online encyclopedia for the data Boatnerd
contains. If you are interested in working on our Wiki project
please e-mail. We would like people to organize data and also people
familiar with customizing MediaWiki.
Automated reporting system -
Another long term project
that will automatically log Vessel Passages.