The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is located on Whitefish Point, Paradise in Michigan’s Chippewa County. The museum’s campus includes the museum building, the 155 year operating Whitefish Point Light Tower, light keepers quarters, the Surfboat House and gift shop. Take a self guided tour of the Museum building and exhibits of the haunting world of shipwrecks and the stories of the sailors and ships that were lost to Superior’s dangerous waves. The famous Edmund Fitzgerald’s recovered bell is displayed as a memorial to those lost on the ship. During your tour you can watch a 20 minute video presentation entitled Mystery of the Edmund Fitzgerald. There are also guided tours with exhibits of the 1861 Lightkeepers quarters and the 1923 Surfboat House. You can also climb the 56 steps to the top of the Light Tower. With so much to explore it’s easy to see why this museum sees over 75,000 visitors every season!
Hours of operation: May 1 – Oct 31 – 10:00am – 6:00pm