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Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes

Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes​An immersive ‘escape room’ experience with nautical-themed puzzles and challenges. Suitable for groups of 2-6 people.

Special Events

There’s always something new on the horizon. Discover our upcoming events, spread the word, and mark your calendar.

Children &
Youth (Age 5-13)

Programs to ignite curiosity and provide opportunity for exploration! Delivered virtually or in-person, these group programs can be adapted for ages 5-13.

Nautical
Nights

The Nautical Nights Speaker Series, in partnership with Kingston Yacht Club (KYC), has become an annual tradition at the Great Lakes Museum.

Lifelong
Learning

Life-long learning is a journey of continuous growth and development, enriching our lives with new knowledge and perspectives. Immerse yourself in the history of the Great Lakes!

About the
Collection

Archives and artefacts. A library collection covering all aspects of Canadian shipping and marine heritage. Photographs, shipping company collections and shipbuilding and design collections.

Ship Lists

A selection of unique registers of ships and individuals that were compiled to facilitate the research process.

Ways of Giving

Donate your time. Donate your money. Become a member. Leave a gift in your will. There are many ways to support the museum and we appreciate your interest in supporting the Great Lakes Museum!

The Story of the Great Lakes Museum

‘Know the Ropes’ – Museum News & Stories

Explore the rich maritime history of the Great Lakes, read the stories of our artefacts, find out interesting information to share at your next party! Know the Ropes shares a mix of museum news and interesting stories.

Museum Board

 

Great Lakes Museum Board

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes is a publicly accountable not-for-profit corporation with charitable status.

Trustees are elected by the Museum Membership at the Annual General Meeting in May and together they form a Board of Directors. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the conduct of the Corporation and the achievement of its objectives by exercising its due-diligence responsibilities through regular meetings of the Board, Executive Committee, Standing and Special Committees.

Our Board is a dedicated, passionate and professional group of volunteers who believe in the value of community organisations and the potential for the Museum to create meaningful engagement and contribute to the future of its community.

We are forever grateful for their time, expertise and passion – both past and present.

Officers of the Board

Chris West

Chris West

Chairman

Serge Labbé

Serge Labbé

Vice-Chair

Kelly Pope-Wiley

Kelly Pope-Wiley

Vice-Chair

John Plant

John Plant

Secretary

Tom Wightman

Tom Wightman

Treasurer

Board of Directors

Jacqueline Collier

Jacqueline Collier

Linda Ann Daly

Linda Ann Daly

Ron Kowalczyk

Ron Kowalczyk

Steven Millan CA, CPA

Steven Millan CA, CPA

Ron Turley

Ron Turley