Maritime Heritage

Hundreds of years of nautical commerce have created a rich landscape of maritime history and culture in the Alpena area. A destination maritime heritage center with exhibits and programs, museums with nautical exhibits, seven area lighthouses and maritime trails, tours and events bring the stories of ship captains, sailors and lighthouse keepers to life.

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary's
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
National Marine Sanctuary

Besser Museum For Northeast Michigan

Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival

Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival