The Great Lakes Maritime Center (GLMC), situated at the junction of the Black River and St. Clair River, is a great spot to view the river traffic including huge ocean freighters, pleasure boats and sail boats. Watch the ships gracefully pass by from the sun-soaked deck or warm and dry viewing room.
Find maritime artifacts and a variety of opportunities to learn about the history and current events of the Great Lakes. A variety of video formats, displays, and speaker programs present a wide variety of information. A live underwater camera feed lets you view activity under the surface of the St. Clair River; and a live display of ship movements can be viewed.
On site you will find the World Headquarters of BoatNerd.com, the most widely used website for Great Lakes maritime information.
Have a fresh cup of coffee or hot chocolate with a fresh-baked donut, cup of soup, or sandwich at the Backstreet Deli. Or step outside to the Anchor Fries French Fry Truck and have some delicious fries, prepared before your eyes from freshly cut potatoes, or a hand-dipped ice cream cone from the Ice Cream Trailer.
Bring your fishing gear and try your luck in what some consider one of the best fishing spots around (but you didn’t hear it here!).
Meeting Room Occupancy: 32-64 (maritime-focused events only)Hours: Winter hours 8am-5pm , Summer hours 8am-7PM The Maritime Center is closed from November 27th,2019 through April 6th, 2020.