Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Paradise

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Located at the Whitefish Point Light Station, the area of many Great Lakes shipping disasters, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum explores the history of the Great Lakes, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Life Saving Service. Discover artifacts retrieved from local shipwrecks, such as the bell from the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. During a tour of the station's historic buildings, a docent will guide you past the light tower, fog signal building, lookout tower, and more. You'll have the chance to visit the lightkeeper's quarters and assistant U.S. Coast Guard chief's quarters as well. In the latter, you can watch a short video about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. Put Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Paradise trip itinerary planner .
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  • Great place to get a little feel for the history of Superior. Make time to sit through the video, very touching story on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Also great place for a stroll along the lake shore.  more »
  • Highly recommend a visit to this museum if you're in the area. We enjoyed seeing all of the salvaged shipwreck items (some very very old!) as well as the detailed tour of the lighthouse keeper's home....  more »
  • The area is awash in history and a tribute to those who labored through the early years in the service of saving lives. We found that they have a simple B&B there and we are planning our next trip aro...  more »
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  • Great complex. Historical buildings including lifesaving station and lighthouse. Displays show the long history of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes as well as the history of studying these shipwrecks. An informative film on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is shown.
  • Amazing information! The lakes can be wicked for even the biggest ships! Lighthouse lights are fascinating. Great film!
  • Me and my family really enjoyed going to the museum. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Got to see a lot of things and little things I didn't know about the Great Lakes. I would highly recommend going great educational Learning for children.
  • Very cool Great Lakes shipwreck history. Pricey, for what it is though. Great access to Lake Superior.
  • Less than what I expected, but it is still a very cool stop. Nice lighthouse. Insane amounts of mosquitos. Cheap fudge though.

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