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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 Staff

 

Great Lakes Museum Staff

Bep Schippers

Bep Schippers

Executive Director

Doug Cowie

Doug Cowie

Museum Manager and Curator

Dr. Michelle Clarabut

Dr. Michelle Clarabut

Programs and Communications Manager

Kevin Moorhouse

Kevin Moorhouse

Manager of Finance and Administration

Daniel Rose

Daniel Rose

Programs and Collections Assistant

Greg Webb

Greg Webb

Visitor Experience Supervisor

Caramel (aka 'Cara')

Caramel (aka 'Cara')

Visitor Services and freshwater shark in training

Sydney Bruce

Sydney Bruce

Museum Assistant

Syd Chinnick

Syd Chinnick

Tour Guide

Maisha Chowdhury

Maisha Chowdhury

Museum Assistant

Katelyn Day

Katelyn Day

Programs Assistant

Victoria Mathews

Victoria Mathews

Tour Guide

Faten Mitwasi

Faten Mitwasi

Tour Guide

Ben Perkins

Ben Perkins

Museum Assistant

Brenna Shaw

Brenna Shaw

Museum Assistant

Li Wan

Li Wan

Tour Guide

Summer Whitworth

Summer Whitworth

Museum Assistant