Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - Whitefish Point Light Station. Open May 1, 10am-6pm Daily, through October 31, 2015 (ticket prices listed below)

Whitefish Point

Whitefish Point is located at the extreme southeastern end of Lake Superior. It is a critical turning point for all vessel traffic entering and leaving this largest of all the Great Lakes. The Whitefish Point Light Station was established by Congress in 1849; since then, a life-saving beacon has illuminated these dangerous waters for mariners continuously.

Shipwreck Museum admission prices for 2015 are:

  • Adults:    $13.00
  • Children 17 and under:    $9.00
  • Children under 5:  FREE
  • Family, 2 adults and 2 or more children:  $40.00 
  • Single Family, 1 adult and 2 or more children:  $30.00

Shipwreck Museum Brochure 2015

Historic U.S. Weather Bureau Building

Historic 1899 U.S. Weather Bureau Building

Sault Ste. Marie - The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society’s offices are located in the historic U.S. Weather Bureau Building, just 200 feet from the MacArthur Lock. This building was erected in 1899 to allow forecasters to hand-carry weather forecasts to upbound and downbound vessels. Study of the U.S. Weather Service reveals that it was originally created in response to an appalling loss of life in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. The Museum and Gift Store in the U.S. Weather Bureau Building is open to the public (no charge) May to October.

Crews Quarters at Whitefish Point

The Overnight Program is available annually between mid April and November 10.

We invite you to experience a night or two at historic Whitefish Point, home to the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast.  Stroll Superior's shoreline, where Native Ojibway and the first Europeans gathered nearly 400 years ago. Enjoy a tour of the museum, lightkeepers quarters and restored surfboat house included in your stay with us at the Whitefish Point Light Station.  For more information, visit Crews Quarters Overnight Program

Soo Locks

Aerial view of the Soo Locks

155 years of maritime history are found at the Soo Locks, where freighters, barges, tugboats and more traverse the 21-foot drop between Lake Superior and Lake Huron every day. Wondering what you’ll enjoy most at this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility? Here’s a list of the top four attractions.

Group & Class Visits

Early season motorcoach tour arrives at the Shipwreck Museum

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Campus is highly popular with motorcoach operators, school groups, church groups, and educators.  Special rates apply to groups of 12 or more.  Reservations for group visits should be made well in advance to ensure proper assistance by museum staff.  Pre-arranged lunches are also available from local establishments.  For more information, visit Group Visits