The Marquette Maritime Museum mission is to preserve and protect the maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior and the Great Lakes and remember the exploits of our submarine veterans.

The Museum and Lighthouse is closed for the 2017 season. We will reopen for the 2018 season on May 15. Please check our events page for winter programming.

Marquette Maritime Museum Events

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Winter Lecture Programs

Our lectures in the Museum program this summer proved so successful we will continue it over the winter but shifting location the Shiras Room in the Peter White Public Library. Although specific programs will be announced later set aside the following dates:
December 12
January 9
February 13
March 13

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Dec
12

Pirates, Crooks and Killers: The Dark Side of Sailing the Great Lakes By Fred Stonehouse

Pirates, Crooks and Killers:

The Dark Side of Sailing the Great Lakes

By Fred Stonehouse

 

Tuesday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m., Shiras Room in the Peter White Public Library

 

While the Great Lakes never had swashbuckling pirates like those who swept the Caribbean Seas, there were low-lifes willing to rob and pillage when the opportunity presented itself. Others were not above “moon cussing” or showing false lights to lure ships to wreck on inshore reefs where they pillaged the cargos and murdered the crews.

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Jan
16

Ships That Go Bump in the Night: Collisions Off Presque Isle By Dan Fountain

Ships That Go Bump in the Night: Collisions Off Presque Isle

By Dan Fountain

 

Tuesday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company

 

Over the summer of 2017, two historic shipwrecks missing for more than a century were found in Lake Huron – not once, but twice!  Dan Fountain will share his experiences in researching, searching for, and documenting the shipwrecks of the wooden steamer OHIO, sunk in 1894, and the steel freighter CHOCTAW, lost in 1915.

 

$5 suggested donation

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