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MARQUETTE–The Marquette Maritime Museum officially opened today for the season.
It gives people the chance to take a trip through the history of the Great Lakes and Marquette. The museum features the largest collection of Fresnel lenses on the Great Lakes, which helps a lighthouse to be more visible at larger distances. Plus, items that were used to try and rescue people from the water like Line Throwing Guns and an exhibition featuring 3-D breeches Buoys.
Hilary Billman, the director of the museum says, “This is the Marquette Maritime Museum and our mission is about preserving maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior, and the Great Lakes. What you can expect when you’re here is to learn all about how Marquette got started as a shipping port and a lot about the different shipwrecks in the area.”
One of the shipwrecks on display right now in a special exhibit is the Henry B. Smith.
For more information about admission click here.