Events & Information...


THE GREAT LAKES MARITIME CENTER at Vantage Point continues to be a favorite spot for area residents and visitors alike.  They spend time watching freighters, enjoying a cup of coffee, or just relaxing without a care in the world.  So far, in 2017 (and we didn't open until March 13), we've had 128,725 visitors at the Center. In 2016, we had 153,589 visitors. 

BELL OF RECOGNITION:  Many have asked how they can contribute to the Great Lakes Maritime Center (51 Water Street) for themselves, in memory of someone, or as a gift to someone still enjoying the Center. We are pleased to bring to your attention the Bell of Recognition now hanging in the Maritime Center. Near it is a plaque with contributors; names. Donations are used for artifacts, books, and other treasures enjoyed at the Center. If you would like to make a contribution to the Bell of Recognition, talk to a volunteer 

EVERY SUNDAY: Each Sunday, the Great Lakes Maritime Center presents a maritime-related movie at 1:30 p.m. The movies are free to the public. To learn about the movie, call the Maritime Center at 810-985-4817.

EVERY TUESDAY & SATURDAY: The 11th Annual Vantage Point Farmer's Market is open outside the Maritime Center, 51 Water Street. It continues on Tuesdays and Saturdays (from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) thru October 28. Some things you'll find at the Market include fruits, vegetables, wine, honey, maple syrup, bison meat, baked goods, jams, jellies, mushrooms, cheese, pasta & sauces, pork, lotions, soaps, crafts, and photography.

NOVEMBER 18 (Saturday): A model boat building class - for kids 12 and younger - will be held from noon to 4 in the Maritime Center, 51 Water Street. It is sponsored by the Great Lakes Nautical Society. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Three models are available at $6 each. For more call the Center (810-985-4817) or Tom (810-329-4658) or Doug (810-327-2016).

                   NOVEMBER 23 (Thursday): The Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Water Street, will be closed November 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Then, on November 30 (also a Thursday), the Center will close for the winter season. We reopen in the Spring of 2018.  

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