Maritime Museum opening for summer season

The Marquette Maritime Museum is opening May 30 for the summer season.
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) -- The Marquette Maritime Museum is opening May 30 for the summer season.

The museum focuses on the history of Lake Superior, particularly its lighthouses and shipwrecks. It saw about 12,000 visitors last year.

Curators have some new items this year, including a newly restored lighthouse lens from Huron Island Light, near Big Bay. The museum's collection now includes five Fresnel lenses.

"We have the best collection of lighthouse lenses anywhere in the Great Lakes, including one that stands 10 foot high from Stannard Rock," said Frederick Stonehouse, president of the museum's board of directors. "For folks that like lighthouses, this is where they need to be."

The museum's hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. You can also catch a tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. on those same days.



 
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