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Your membership supports the display of artifacts, continued collections of acquisitions, and recording history of the maritime industry.
Standard Benefits:
* 10% off Gift Shop Purchases
* 1 complimentary tour pass S.S. Meteor Whaleback
* 20% off Fitger's standard rooms and suites
* South Pier Inn discounted rates
* Quarterly issues of Duluth Seaway Port Authority Magazine

LSMMA Annual Meeting

Thank you
 to all who attended our  virtual Annual Meeting. We hope that you found it informative, and appreciate your interest. We plan to have a link to the recording soon. 
Meeting Agenda  

Unfortunately there will not be a ride allowed this year.

Cancelled, due to issues such as; close quarters in bus, short staffing makes restaurant times unpredictable. Many places of interest just beginning to open, hotel room shortages. We hope to resume next summer. Keep those destination ideas coming!

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is now open. Current hours are 10:00 am- 4:30 pm Thursday through Monday.  Masks will be required inside the visitor's center, and visitors are encouraged to practice safe social distancing with those not in your group while in the building. Anyone not feeling well is asked to not enter the center.
Hand sanitizing stations and disinfecting wipes will be available throughout the center.

We are so excited top see you!

LSMVC live virtual programs are every-other Thursday.
  will be posted here as information is available

The link below brings you to the USACE Detroit District's YouTube page where you will find all of our recorded Virtual Visitor Center programs. They are usually posted within one week. Note: You may get quicker results to use the upper right search feature within the site. 

Gift Shop: is now open for business, or visit our online Gift Shop


The Gales of November 

We are going virtual again this year!
2021 Gales
traditional" conference-Cancelled, 
Due to the increasing numbers of COVID infections and hospitalizations in our region, the board of the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association has opted to cancel its in-person Gales of November. We will be hosting virtual presentations 3 evenings in mid November. We also plan a silent auction.   Please stay tuned for updates, including a raffle! coming shortly. or

Please enjoy some of the video presentations from 2020 below.

A Modern Keeper's Tale-Split Rock

Great Lakes Shipwreck Hunters  

Finding the Fitz & Commanding a Lightship

Program Flyer


Local Attractions

Check Out Our Visitor Center!
Provides a vessel to journey through the heritage of our local waters.  Our exhibits are updated frequently offering visitors a unique experience each time they attend.  We encourage you and your family to attend such a wonderful experience!

Take a Look!

Check Out Our Gift Shop!
Your visit to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is not complete unless you’ve visited the Museum Gift Shop. Located on the lower level, the store features unique gifts, books and souvenirs.There is a wonderful selection of Lake Superior and maritime-inspired gifts and collectibles.  
Take a Look!

Gift Shop

Cruise of a Lifetime!


Due to Covid-19 maritime restrictions, we cannot offer a Cruise of a Lifetime raffle for 2021.
We hope and plan to be on track for next year. We will be having a raffle with 3 great prize packages, stay tuned.

A round trip on the 1,000-foot Laker, Edwin H. Gott.  The lucky winner and up to 3 guests will sail the 2020 season. Average trip length is 6-7 days.  Keep your schedule very flexible. The winner and guests will sail when a ship is available. Boarding location to be determined, but likely Two Harbors, MN.
Winner need not be present to win.
CONGRATULATIONS To Lou Ann W. Of Cedar Springs Michigan for winning the 2019 Cruise of a Lifetime.
A big thank you! to all that enter the raffle, your support is  critical and greatly appreciated.
GREAT LAKES FLEET-Your generosity keeps us afloat, Thank you! 

Where would you like to go for a 3 day SUMMER adventure?  
email us at
Please continue to email in your location wish lists for future trips.

 Watch column one on home page for updates.