Lost at Sea
This has a bit of a story behind it...
The Huron Lightship (now a museum in town) is one of two lightships still in existance. They were used in conjunction with the lighthouses in severe weather to guide the frieghters on the Great Lakes.
The museum volunteers knew that the sailor who had occupied this bunk had drowned while on a mission in Lake Huron. The didn't know who he was or anything about him - just that he was lost at sea. In order to honor his memory and sacrifice, they laid this flag on his pillow.
Four years ago, the Lightship Sailor's Association provided them with some more information and the plaque you see to honor their fallen comrade. A couple months later, our tour guide came across two gentlemen in tears as they stood in front of this bunk. It turns out Robert Gullickson was their cousin and they never new what had actually happened to him - other than he was lost.
These two men then contacted Robert's sister, who then provided the portrait. To complete the display, she comes every so often to provide fresh flowers.
It's truly amazing that after nearly 50 years, circumstances can come together for a family to finally put a loved one to rest.