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The 25th Annual Lore Gathering - August 14th & 15th

Raffle tickets for the Great Lakes Lighthouse Quilt are now available, please contact any member or the Lore

For additional info on the Gathering and Bell Ringing Ceremonies see the Events page

Open Every Day 11 :00 am - 4:00 pm.
GROUP TOURS WELCOME!
Please call ahead for details.
Admission: $3.00 Adults
Children (K-12): Free

School Classroom Educational Tours
Available Upon Request
From Great Lakes Sailing Ships to Super-carriers

The Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum is a maritime museum that specializes in memories not just artifacts. It is located in Rogers City, in Michigan's lower peninsula. In the heart of the inland seas known as the Great Lakes, you'll find a place where the rich history of that great waterway comes to life. The generations of men and women who risked life itself to sail and make their livings on these waters are enshrined and remembered here as are their uniforms, personal possessions, navigational and other maritime tools, all waiting to paint vivid memories of life on the Great Lakes for you and your family.

Native American traders and 21st century captains, all present and accounted for! From small "day" sailors manned by pre colonial French and British traders to modern-day super carriers bearing the flags of most maritime powers, Great Lakes commercial craft, their captains and crew members are depicted and commemorated. We also honor Coast Guard Lighthouse Keepers and Life Saving Station Employees. Chart your course for the Great Lakes Maritime Museum. and step into four centuries of fascinating Great Lakes history and tradition.  

 

Click here for Rare Footage of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Crew dated November, 1968
 

Our volunteers are very dear and special to us. These are the folks who are dedicated in making this museum a wonderful place to visit. We are in need of more volunteers, if you would like to volunteer a couple hours a week, month, or whatever works please give us a call.

The life of Great Lakes Mariners: Above and Below Decks

Our museum is also a veritable Great Lakes maritime hall of fame, with annual inductees joining the men and women whose lives and accomplishments on the Great Lakes are permanently stored and chronicled here. Their living quarters aboard ship are brought to life with samplings of cabin furniture, foul weather gear, lockers, lifeboats and other items completing the picture of life and work on the Great Lakes.

Ship miniatures, photographs and drawings of Great Lakes Vessels are in ample evidence here. Prominent Great Lakes structures such as lighthouses, docks, warehouses and shipping offices are also detailed in photographs or illustrations. Some of these structures are still in use while many more have faded into history. All are here waiting for you.

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