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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

Due to the ongoing health crisis, it is undecided whether the January 2022 annual dinner meeting will be held in-person, virtual, or both. . 
 Please continue to visit here on our website for  updated information.  


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-follows the same hours as Visitor Center.


The Gales of November 

We are going virtual again this year!

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


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

Behind the Scenes 'Fun'raising Raffle


Three Great Prizes!

1st Prize: Behind the scenes Superior-
Private tours of Midwest Energy, UWS Ballast Water Treatment testing site and SS Meteor, Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center Cool Stuff tour plus 2 nights stay at Barker's Island Inn, & "Superior" gift basket from city merchants.      2nd Prize: Behind the Scenes Split Rock
4 Keeper's Tours; the memoir, A view from Split Rock, Daymark Design lighthouse poster, a Split Rock cap, Duluth Pack purse with Split Rock logo.
3rd Prize: Begin the Scenes Great Lakes  Aquarium
Behind the scenes GLA;  Private tour of the Great Lakes Aquarium plus a         1-year Family Membership. 

Tickets are 2 for $15.00. Cash, check or debit card accepted. Call the office for more information. 218-727-2497
Mail your checks to LSMMA
P.O. Box 177
Duluth, MN 55801
Local Sales will start soon. Stay tuned for location information.


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