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August 2017

Coast Guard Cutter at Harbor Fest August 25 and 26, 2017

August 25, 2017 @ 12:00 am - August 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Coast Guard Cutter at Harbor Fest August 25 and 26, 2017 At Mattson Lower Harbor Park The maritime museum works hard to educate the public about the Great Lakes maritime world. Sometimes we do it by arranging “Tall Ships” visits as we were able to last summer in conjunction with the Marquette Rotary Harbor Fest. This year we able to coordinate the visit of a major Coast Guard cutter during Harbor Fest. As real world missions can interfere with the…

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October 2017

Museum Closing for 2017 season

October 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The last day the Museum will be publicly open for the 2017 season will be Sunday October 15. We have had a fantastic year and thank everyone who visited this year as well as our wonderful volunteers and staff. The Museum will open for the 2018 season on May 15. Details to follow.

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End of Season 2 Day Gift Shop Sale

October 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lighthouse models, Magnets, Jewelry, T-Shirts, Mugs, Books, Posters, Photographs and More! October 27 2017 3 P.M to 7 P.M October 28 2017 1 P.M to 5 P.M

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End of Season 2 Day Gift Shop Sale

October 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lighthouse models, Magnets, Jewelry, T-Shirts, Mugs, Books, Posters, Photographs and More! October 27 2017 3 P.M to 7 P.M October 28 2017 1 P.M to 5 P.M

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December 2017

Winter Lecture Programs

December 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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…

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January 2018

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

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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…

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February 2018

Historic Marquette By Jack Deo

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Historic Marquette By Jack Deo   Tuesday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company   Jack Deo of Superior View Photography will present on historic Marquette   $5 suggested donation

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Maritime History in 3D, by Jack Deo

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W Spring Sreet
Marquette, MI 49855 United States
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Jack Deo presents a slide show on the history of water transportation from sailboats to whalebacks. Jack’s 3D show takes you around the world and back to Marquette Harbor. $5 suggested donation 906-226-2006 mqtmaritimemanager@gmail.com

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March 2018

Forgotten Heroes: The U.S. Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes by Fred Stonehouse

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W Spring Sreet
Marquette, MI 49855 United States
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Marquette Maritime Museum presents  Forgotten Heroes: The U.S. Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes by Fred Stonehouse March 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Ore Dock Brewing Company  From 1874 until 1915 when it became the U.S. Coast Guard, the men of this remarkable organization displayed incredible courage and bravery in rescuing over 55,000 people from potential death on the Great Lakes. Despite personal danger or difficulty, the life-savers invariably accomplished the rescue. Their unofficial motto was “Regulations say we have to go…

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