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Bayfield Maritime Museum, Bayfield

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Open Seasonally, Weekends in June, Daily July Through Labor Day, Weekends in September 10am to 4pm

Sharing stories and artifacts about Lake Superior commercial fishing, lighthouses, boats, ships, and the innovative people of Bayfield who made their living on this great inland sea.

We operate strictly with volunteers and your support. After you've explored Bayfield's maritime stories, please consider donating what you can to keep these traditions alive.
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  • Bayfield has a volunteer museum that has a collection of Lake Superior maritime artifacts and informative placards. There is a section on boat building in the area, freight boats, sinkings, light... 
    Bayfield has a volunteer museum that has a collection of Lake Superior maritime artifacts and informative placards. There is a section on boat building in the area, freight boats, sinkings, light...  more »
  • Great items all around. Informed volunteers to talk to! So much to read. Stories around shipwrecks easy to read. Wish for more or bigger building! 
    Great items all around. Informed volunteers to talk to! So much to read. Stories around shipwrecks easy to read. Wish for more or bigger building!  more »
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  • When you first walk in (or in a wheel chair) the curator and his Labadoodle dog named Rose are there to greet you. Any questions you may have he will give you the facts as well as it is known. Some old channel lights are there to view. As well as many artifacts from days of old. Including some small boats that people would use to get to short destinations. I myself would worry about being in on a large lake with those small boats. There is also history of Bayfield and old maps showing how it has changed in time. How they added sawdust for many years to increase shore footage for sailboats that of many makes and sizes. And one very good reason to go to Bayfield is the pleasant people and their many shops ยน
  • Really neat exhibits. A lot of history on/in Lake Superior. Docents were very knowledgeable. Free.

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