Maritime center offers variety of summer programsThe popular Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is offering a series of summer programs between noon and 4 p.m. now through Labor Day.
The popular Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is offering a series of summer programs between noon and 4 p.m. now through Labor Day.
Programs include films, videotapes and slide-lecture presentations covering such Great Lakes topics as shipping, natural history, cargoes, shipwrecks, commercial fishing, lighthouses, Soo Locks operations, vessel profiles and Duluth-Superior Harbor activities.
Programs change weekly with more than 20 different special programs offered throughout the summer.
The Visitor Center will also be featuring again this season outside programs in the park. “The Pier History Tour,” a 30-minute walking tour will introduce visitors to the exciting history of Canal Park. The program will explore the history of the Duluth Ship Canal, the famous Aerial Lift Bridge, canal shipwrecks, lighthouses, and dozens of other related topics.
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is free and open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during the summer season. For information regarding specific programs and times, please contact the Visitor Center for a weekly schedule, (218) 720-5260, Ext 1.