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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 current, winter hours are 10:00 am- 4:30 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
And will go through March, 20, 2022 when hours should then be extended.
Masks are required inside the visitor's center, and visitors are encouraged to practice safe social distancing with those not in your group. Anyone not feeling well is asked not to enter the center.

Hand sanitizing stations and disinfecting wipes will
be available throughout the center.

Stay tuned for "Great Lakes Galleys"
coming February 3, 2022

 Program link
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.

Please join as a member to keep up with upcoming events and opportunities.  Our system is built to securely handle online payments.  WE NEED YOU!

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


Central time
Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting Link
Link will be active just before meeting

Meeting ID: 869 3067 6106
Passcode: 431649

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.
We will post links to the recorded programs when available.

Also, thanks to all who renewed, became a new
member or donated, we couldn't do it without you!

At this time we are planning next year's Gales of November as a  traditional (in-person) program. November 11 and 12, 2022

⚓ 2021 speakers

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

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.  

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 future trips.

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