American Integrity entering Duluth

Makinaw Entering Duluth Port

Edwin H. Gott

Photo by Diane Hilden

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Over 400,000 people visit the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center annually.



Lake Superior Marine Museum Association Announces

“Spring Break Up” Drawing Winner                                                                 

The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association (LSMMA) in conjunction with the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is pleased to announce the winner of the annual “Spring Break Up” drawing.  The winner of the “Spring Break Up” drawing was drawn after the first Great Lakes Fleet/Key Lakes ship went under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge.  Congratulation goes to Craig P. Nelson of Osceola, Wisconsin.


Craig and a guest, will enjoy a round-trip cruise aboard the Great Lakes Fleet/Key Lakes, Inc. 1,000-foot ore carrier, the Edwin H. Gott.  The winners will set sail from Two Harbors or Duluth, Minnesota, and cruise through the Soo Locks and the St. Mary’s River.  The 5.5 day cruise will be scheduled for later this summer.


LSMMA still conducts its “Cruise of a Lifetime” raffle.  Tickets for the annual “Cruise of a Lifetime” raffle will go on sale in April.  The “Cruise of a Lifetime” drawing will be held during the 2015 Gales of November, LSMMA’s educational, fundraising and networking benefit.  The raffle drawing will take place on Saturday, November 7 at 5:00pm at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.  Contact LSMMA or visit their website for raffle ticket pricing and details.

2015 Membership Application-WEB.pdf


Volunteers Needed!

Lake Superior Marine Museum Association Seeks

Volunteers for the SS Meteor Spring Work Weekend 


The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association (LSMMA) in conjunction with the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society and Superior Public Museums seek volunteers for the SS Meteor Spring Work Weekend.

Come join the fun and help maintain the last whaleback ship designed by Captain Alexander McDougall.

Date:                Saturday and Sunday April 25 and 26, 2015                       

Time:                9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Saturday and Sunday                         

Where:             S.S. Meteor Whaleback Museum, Superior, Wisconsin on Barkers Island

A complimentary lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is recommended. Register online at the web site of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society ( For more information, contact Sara Blanck at Superior Public Museums: 715-394-5712 or More details are also available on the web site of the GLSPS:




THE 2014 "Cruise of a Lifetime" WINNERS ARE....

Winners of the 2014 Cruise of a Lifetime were drawn at Gales of November on Saturday, November:

Linda Cotterman of Indianapolis, IN - Ticket #0920

Don P. Jordan of Woodburn, IN - Ticket #0976

Congratulations! Enjoy your cruise. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket, your purchase helps to support the Maritime Visitor Center and continues our commitment to preserve maritime history.

If you didn't win you still have another chance this spring. All members of the LSMMA are automatically entered into our Spring Break Up Drawing. Watch for more details in January! 

LSMMA would like to extend a very special thanks to all who participated in the 2014 "Cruise of a Lifetime” raffle fundraiser.  Funds collected will go to support and maintain the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center located in historic Canal Park in Duluth, MN.


For more information click on the Gales of November link to the left on this page.


We will be honorring the 40th Anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking.

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, Duluth, MN

Planning is already in the works for next year. Thank you for your feedback this year. We will be making some changes to improve the event and silent auction. Stay tuned for details.



Renew Your Membership

If you haven’t renewed your LSMMA Membership, download our membership form and mail it in today!

2015 Membership Application-WEB.pdf



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