Maritime Visitor Center offers daily moviesThe popular Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is offering a series of summer films 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 films between noon and 4 p.m. now through Labor Day. A variety of Great Lakes topics are covered including shipping, natural history, shipwrecks, lighthouses, Soo Lock operations and Duluth-Superior Harbor activities. Films will change weekly with more than 20 different ones offered throughout the summer.
The Visitor Center will also be expanding the days the 30 minute Pier History Tours are offered to Thursday through Monday 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. This walking tour will highlight the fascinating history of Canal Park.
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is Free and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Labor Day. For information regarding specific programs and times, please contact the Visitor Center for a weekly schedule, (218) 720-5260, Ext 1. There is never an admission charge to the Visitor Center or any of its programs.
This week’s film schedule is as follows:
12:45 p.m. "Take Pride In America” – over one-third of the United States is comprised of public lands. The 15-minute film presents the national public awareness campaign that encourages everyone to take responsibility for and take pride in our nation’s’ natural, historic, and cultural resources.
1:45 p.m. "Ore Boat" - take a ride to the Lower Lakes on the 1,000 ft. bulk carrier EDWIN H. GOTT with a load of taconite in this 20 minute video.
2:45 p.m. "The Benefits of Great Lakes Shipping" - examination of the importance Great Lakes Shipping has to the national economy. The video is 15 minutes long.
3:45 p.m. "Pride – Legacy of the Baltimore Clipper" – documentary of the tall ship Pride of Baltimore, Maryland’s goodwill ambassador to the world, a 60-minute video.
The programs listed above will be held in the Lecture-hall of the Visitor Center. Admission to all programs is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information please contact the Visitor Center, (218) 720-5260, ext. 1.