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ATTENTION: The website that we use to input vessel schedule information, Harbor Lookout, has not been working correctly. The developers who created the site for us are aware and are working to fix the issue. We will let you know when the site is back up and running correctly. In the meantime, feel free to call our Boatwatcher's Hotline at 218-722-6489 for current vessel information. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks to all who entered our raffle and bid in our silent auction! Your support was greatly appreciated

1st Prize: Behind the scenes Superior
Winner- Mary from Duluth, MN

Superior, Wisconsin, reverberates with maritime history. This package includes private tours of Midwest Energy, UWS Ballast Water Treatment testing site, Fraser Shipyards and Lake Assault Boats, the SS Meteor, the "Cool Stuff Tour"
at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center PLUS 2 nights stay at Barker's Island Inn & a "Superior" gift basket from city establishments.

2nd Prize: Behind the Scenes Split Rock
Winner-Robert from Bennett, WI

A lighthouse lover's dream package! 4 Keeper's Tours of the Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site; the recently released memoir, A View from Split Rock: A Lightkeeper's Life by Lee Radzak; a Daymark Design lighthouse poster; a Split Rock cap; and a  Duluth Pack purse with the Split Rock logo.

3rd Prize: Behind the Scenes
Great Lakes  Aquarium
Winner-Nancy from Fargo, ND

Get up close and personal with the swimming, flying and scampering residents of the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth. The package includes a private tour with Jay Walker, executive director of the Great Lakes Aquarium (and an LSMMA board member) plus a 1-year $100 Family Membership to the aquarium, which covers 1 year free entry and parking, gift shop discounts, half-price tickets to the Duluth Children's Museum and the Lake Superior Zoo and much more.        
Raffle Registration Form 

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center hours, days and location:
10:00 am- 4:30 pm (Central time)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
600 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN  55802

Anyone not feeling well is asked not to enter the center. 
Hand sanitizing stations and disinfecting wipes will

be available throughout the center.
Gift Shop located in the lower level if the visitor's open for business, or visit our online Gift Shop. The nice weather will also welcome the return of the outside gift shop trailer!
10:00 am- 4:30 pm (Central time)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

The Lake Superior Marine Museum Office has a new home! We still are located in the Paulucci building at the foot of the lift bridge but now on the second floor. The easiest way to find us is to park in the back and take the elevators, however, you can still access us via the front door by taking the stairs and walking through Grandmas's corporate office waiting room. Thank you to Grandmas for their continued support and generosity with office space.

NOTE: The official address is also for Mailing:
525 S. Lake Ave. #209
Duluth, MN 5580

We Need you As a member!
Join or renew today in time for the busy shipping season & summer fun.

Membership Levels & Benefits

Join Here


Renew Here

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

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VIRTUAL PROGRAM We are taking a break to focus on the upcoming busy season at the visitor center. The virtual programs will resume in October.
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 site 


·        Monday, May 30th - Viking (docking @ DECC)

·        Monday, June 27th - Viking (docking @ DECC)

·        Monday, July 25th - Viking (docking @ DECC)

·        Monday, August 8th - Viking (docking @ DECC)

·        Monday, August 22nd - Viking (docking @ DECC)

·        Monday, September 5th - Viking (docking @ DECC)

·        Monday, September 19th - Viking (docking @ DECC)


3D Shipwrecks  🚢

Gales of November-
Thank you to all that attended this year's virtual Gales of November! And, thank you to our wonderful speakers and sponsors.
At this time we are planning next year's Gales of November as a  traditional (in-person) program. November 11 and 12, 2022
We need exhibitors and sponsors for the 2022 Gales! please call 218-727-2497 or email

2021 speakers and their video links- Password-LSMMA
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Lee RadzakThe View from Split Rock.

 Dan Rau, Netting the Heritage & History of Commercial Fishing

Bruce Lynn, Preserving & Discovering History Above & Below the Waves

Roger LeLievre, Because of the Boats: How I Became the Luckiest Boatnerd in the World!

Thanks to our major sponsors!
Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Lake Superior  
Magazine & Grandmas Restaurants.


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



LSMMA Annual Meeting

The January 2023 annual dinner meeting will most likely be held in-person, virtual, or both. . 
 Please continue to visit here on our website for updated information.  

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.