Marquette Maritime Museum

The Marquette Maritime Museum Association became a nonprofit museum in 1980. Our mission is to “protect and preserve the maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior, and all the Great Lakes, and to remember our submarine veterans.” The Museum opened in the old City Waterworks building in June of 1984. The building (1891) is a one-story, stone, hipped-roof Richardsonian Romanesque style structure with a parapeted front gable and rounded arch windows. It was designed by architect D. Fred Charlton.

We are proud of the education we provide to area schools in the form of free admission to the Museum and Lighthouse and children’s art/history workshops.  We also offer a winter lecture series, Maritime History on Tap, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company and yearly events such as a Lyle gun demonstration and Ghosts of Lighthouse Point fundraiser.

Marquette Maritime Museum utilizes a Board of Directors, a Museum Director, Assistant Manager, front-desk staff, artists, historians, Lake Superior weather and science experts, and a core group of volunteers.

2020 Board of Directors

Fred Stonehouse – President
Kurt Fosburg – Vice President
Dave Northey- Treasurer
Carolyn Northey – Acquisitions
Scott Porter – Maintenance and Restorations
Charon Porter – Gift Shop
Frank Donckers  – McClintock/Darter-Dace
Charles Wright – McClintock/Darter-Dace
Lee Rowe – Secretary and Mariner’s Log
Elizabeth Yelland – Artist-in-Residence

Karen Goodney – Fundraising

Director – Hilary Billman
Assistant Director -Meghan Soucy

2019 Board of Directors

Fred Stonehouse – President
Kurt Fosburg – Vice President
Dave Northey- Treasurer
Carolyn Northey – Secretary
Scott Porter – Acquisitions and Restorations
Charon Porter – Gift Shop
Frank Donckers  – (McClintock/Darter-Dace)
Charles Wright-  (McClintock/Darter-Dace)
Lee Rowe – Mariner’s Log
Karen Goodney

Director Hilary Billman
Assistant Director -Meghan Kelly

Support provided by:

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Guide Star


Frazier Foundation
Marquette Community Foundation
Rotary of Marquette
Marquette Breakfast Rotary
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Shiras Institute
Reynolds Foundation
Cliffs/Eagle Mine Foundation
We Energies Foundation

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