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Lake Superior Marine

Museum Association

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center information

Info Desk - (218) 788-6430

Winter hours  Closed Monday through Thursdays.
Open Friday, Saturday and Sundays. 10:00 am-4:30 pm

Spring/Summer hours-start March 24. Closed Wednesday. Open Thursday through Tuesdays.

Gift Shop
 located in the lower level of the visitor's center
Hours Same as Visitor Center

Watch for the outside pop-up gift shop out side the Visitor's Center

(weather permitting in spring)


 Online Gift ShopBoat SchedulesWeb Cams 

Business Office: 

The Lake Superior Marine Museum Association Office I(LSMMA) is located on 2nd floor in the Paulucci building, at the foot of the bridge.

You many enter in the front or back of the building. Elevators are in the back.


Office street address and mailing address.


525 S. Lake Ave. #209

Duluth, MN 55802

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual  business luncheon!

Welcome to new board member Joe Lane and outgoing board members Elissa Husby and Renee Mattson. Ken Gerasimos gave a wonderful presentation on life on Key Lakes/Great Lakes ships. Thank you to Bellisios for their great food and generosity with our meeting space. Mark your calendars for last Saturday in January 2025!

Annual business luncheon mtg
⚓Enjoy a delicious luncheon while we present to you;
⚓Our state of Association update
⚓Update on the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor's Center -director Sara Summers-Luedtke
⚓Fleet stories from recently retired Key Lakes/Great Lakes Fleet general manager
     Ken Gerasimos.

oting on new board members and a fair well to the outgoing. 
⚓Mingle with old and new friends!


Thank you to our Special Gales of November Sponsors for 2023
Duluth Port Authority
Marine Delivers
Lakehead Boat Basin

The fascinating historical documentary on North Shore fishing (Lost But Not Forgotten: by Fredrick Dudderar) is available now for free viewing in the Members Section - You must be signed in! The link will be listed in the Top Menu.

Gales of November to be held 
November 8 & 9, 2024

 Thank you to all who attended the Gales of November this year! We appreciate your support and hope that you had a wonderful time!

Check early next late spring early summer for hopefully another chance at the cruise. summer.
Call the LSMMA office at 218-727-2497 or email  if questions.

Cruise of a Lifetime 

Congratulations David D.
of Lakeland Minnesota for winning the cruise! 
A big thank you to Great Lakes Fleet for this generous donation and to all of you who supported us with cruise ticket purchase. If your tickets request and payment were received  after Nov 9 in the office it was mailed back to you. 

Check 2024 late spring and early summer for hopefully another chance at the cruise.

Call the LSMMA office at 218-727-2497 or email  if questions.

Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association

We need YOU as a member!  


Did you know you can now use your PayPal to pay for membership! Get one for that special loved one or friend in your life. 

 to Bob B. of Duluth, Minnesota, first prize winner of the April Bent Paddle membership drive drawing. Thanks to all of you who signed up as a new member and referred others.


Current Membership Application 2024 

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 

⚓ Fitger's discounted weekday standard rooms and suites 

⚓ South Pier Inn discounted rates 

⚓ Quarterly issues of Duluth Seaway Port Authority Magazine


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