Bayfield Maritime Museum



About Us

Bayfield owes its existence to Lake Superior. Our maritime history is deep, covering stories from the first people who plied these waters and the fishermen, the pleasure boaters, the innovators and the workers.

The Bayfield Maritime Museum is open June through mid-September and has free admission.


  • Six full-size watercraft
  • NEW exhibits for 2014 -- Edmund Fitzgerald, Cartography of Lake Superior,


The Bayfield Maritime Museum in light fog from Bayfield Harbor.
A view near the front of our Museum.
The Norwegian skiff and an Ojibwe canoe by our boatbuilding and winter displays.
SCOUT, a lighthouse tender built in 1914 will be 100 year old this summer.
An old Norwegian fishing/sailing skiff.
A light and part of the steering wheel from the tug FAITHFUL.
A backyard-built machine to make wooden fishing net floats is a rustic, cool machine.