The Mariner is honored to introduce the Frank R. Crevier Collection, featuring over 100 original works by this amazing Artisan & Great Lakes Maritime Historian & Preservationist. His works span a ship building history from 1870-1920. Visit our Crevier gallery dedicated to this artisan during normal business hours or by appointment.
Limited Edition prints, signed and numbered by the artist, are available. Select original works are also available for sale.
Frank R. Crevier (1910-1986) had a true love of Great Lakes Ships as he represented in his delineation of these vessels in his many works. His mission with every piece he drew and hand-colored, was to preserve a part of our heritage of water transportation.
Frank was born in Marine City in 1910 to Dr. Frank J and Anna Roberts Crevier. His father died when he was seven years of age and he was raised by his mother ad grandmother. Catherine Harrow Roberts, whose father and brothers build the side wheel tug Young America and other vessels just north of Algonac. His grandfather, William, and great-uncle, Walter Roberts, along with David Lester organized the Lester And Roberts shipyard in Marine City, which was later sold to Sidney McLouth. He later moved to Algonac where he married his childhood sweetheart Dixie. His studio was located in Algonac behind his home. He traveled the country in his vocation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Crevier was a long-time hard-working Board member of Lake Huron Marine Society. He was a member of the Museum of Arts and History, the Marine Historical Society of Detroit, the Lake Huron Marine Society, the Steamship Historical Society, the Algonquin Club, ASOTA AHMED Lodge of Marquette, the Toronto Marine Historical Society, the Garrison Lodge 90, The Minot Consistory and the Great Lakes Maritime Institute.
One of Frank's ideas and implementation was the Preservation of Great Lakes Side Ship Launchings. Its main function was organizing social outings to ship launchings at Collingwood, Ontario. These excursions celebrated that yard's famous side launches.