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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

About an hour's drive north of the Mackinaw Bridge, situated in one of the most scenic spots on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, lies the intriguing Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum alongside the historic Whitefish Point Light Station on the shore of Lake Superior. The museum is the only one of its kind, dedicated to highlighting the perils of maritime transport on the Great Lakes. The museum brings to life the dramatic shipwreck legends of the area with artefacts and exhibits telling stories of the ships and sailors who came to grief in the treacherous lake. The lighthouse on the site is the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the restored 1861 Lightkeepers Quarters, a duplex building with period furnishings, descriptive panels and artefacts from the days when keepers and their families lived here.


Address: Whitefish Point Road, Paradise
Website: www.shipwreckmuseum.com
Telephone: (888) 492 3747
Opening Time: Daily 10am-6pm (1 May to 31 October).
Admission: $13 adults, $9 children 5-17. Concessions available.

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