Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center Sees Smaller Crowds this Summer after Reopening

Officials there say they saw roughly 20,000 visitors in September and 18,000 in August.

DULUTH, Minn- The Maritime Museum Visitor Center in Canal Park is fresh off a summer where visitors were allowed inside again to get a hands-on look at the region’s shipping history. The museum re-opened in July after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic. Officials there say they saw roughly 20,000 visitors in September and 18,000 in August. Smaller…

Maritime Visitor Center Back with Outdoor Information Desk in Canal Park

The director said until they open the doors again hopefully next month, people can always get shipping times and other info at the desk and online.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park is sharing all the ship times and updates outside again as it prepares to open its doors next month. On Tuesday afternoon, the Federal Dart left underneath the lift bridge, and just to the right visitor center staff were at their information desk. Staff said they’ve been helping with…

Lake Superior Maritime Museum Hosts Talk on Ice’s Effects on Great Lakes Shipping

Talk focuses on how ice affects shipping paths, maintenance of ships, and other maritime activities.

DULUTH, Minn.- Ice is no stranger to the Northland or Lake Superior. On Friday folks could learn about how it effects the Great Lakes at the Lake Superior Maritime Museum. The Museum hosted “The History of Lake Ice and its Effects on Great Lakes Shipping,” where Ranger Scott Bjorklund spoke about how ice affects shipping paths, maintenance of ships, and…

Fun Events Bring Awareness to Safe Boating

National Safe Boating Week

DULUTH, Minn. – National Safe Boating Week runs May 20-26 to promote safe and responsible boating. This includes consistent life jacket use every time boaters are on the water. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show drowning was the reported cause of death in three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2013 and that 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life…