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Membership Levels & Benefits

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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

10/20 UPDATE STATEMENT: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Park Rangers will remain stationed outside the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, weather permitting)  to provide visitor assistance services. Park Rangers will be available Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. General hours between Noon and 4 pm. Services include providing brochures and informational handouts, local tourism information, America the Beautiful National Park Passes, lighthouse stamps, and vessel schedule information. At this time, the Visitor Center will remain closed.    
Gift Shop: P
op up open onsite (weather permitting), check us out!

Virtual Program November 5

This link will bring you to the USACE Detroit District's YouTube page where you will find all of our recorded Virtual Visitor Center programs: 
Starting September 17, the LSMVC live virtual programs will be every-other Thursday.


2020- Traditional conference Canceled.   
Keep watch on this site,  member emails,  and social media pages for additional information on our November 10-14 virtual program!
Click tabs below for program flyer and speaker schedule.

Gales of November Virtual 

 Gales of November Schedule

Traditional conference scheduled for 
November 12 & 13
We can't wait to see you!


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 2020.
We hope and plan to be on track for next year. 

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 LouAnn W. Of Cedar Springs Michigan for winning the Cruise of a Liifetime 2019
A big thank you! to all that enter the raffle, your support is  critical and greatly appreciated.

Where would you like to go for a 3 day SUMMER adventure?  
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Please continue to email in your location wish lists for 2021!