Marquette Maritime Museum begins lighthouse tour season

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Maritime Museum is beginning their seasonal Lighthouse Tours this evening.



On the third Tuesday of each month until September, the museum holds tours of the inside of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, which was built back in 1866. Since then, many renovations have taken place – some remnants remain of the old fog and radio towers.

During the tours, the public can expect to learn the deep history of the area, from shipwrecks, to seeing real life reenactments of the figures that once roamed the grounds. Besides the tours, the Lighthouse has a large fundraiser event this next weekend.

“On Sunday, we have our big fundraiser of the year, it’s called, ‘Savoring the Past: Maritime Menus of the Great Lakes,'” said Museum Director, Hilary Billman. “Tickets are 50 dollars each, and they include food from different vessels on the Great Lakes – we’ll have food from Oreboats, passenger vessels, and the birch bark canoe era.”

Billman says she loves seeing visitors in the museum, especially when they’re from the area, and haven’t delved into the history behind the lakes. The dinner fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 24th from 6pm-8pm at Lake Superior Theatre, right next door to the museum. For tickets, you can contact the museum.