Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum

Visit the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum

Meet a sailor, hear the stories. See artifacts from the ships of the Great Lakes. Learn about the men and women who earned their livings – and gave their lives – on the great freshwater seas.

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Welcome to the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum

We offer our visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Great Lakes shipping history.  See the uniforms, the navigational tools and equipment, and hear former sailors tell their stories.

The museum honors all who made their living on the waterways: Great Lakes captains and their crews, Coast Guard Lighthouse Keepers, pre-colonial French and British traders, and even Native American traders. If you love the lakes and its freighters, you’ll love the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum..

Events that honor those who served,
and those who were lost at sea

Join us in person or virtually.

Support the Museum

Support Our Museum With Your Donation

Help us keep the stories alive
The Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) that welcomes your support.

Enrich the Lives of Visitors as a Volunteer

Sailors and Sailing Enthusiasts!
If you love to tell a story of the seas, or enjoy meeting those that share your interests, join us!

Support Us by Becoming a Museum Member

Membership has its perks
Receive our highly anticipated quarterly review, free admission to the museum, and more.

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Books, shirts, toys, and more.

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Open Hours

MonSat: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


367 N. Third Street
Rogers City, MI 49779