Explore life on the water
Beaver Island Marine Museum
A LAKE MICHIGAN PEOPLE
An authentic net shed built in 1906 houses our growing collection of memorabilia from the days when St. James Harbor was teeming with commercial activity. At one time the water’s edge was ringed with vessels of the fishing fleets and commercial traffic, and for many a Great Lakes’ captain the harbor was home.
Collections and Exhibits
GILL NET BOAT RESTORATION PROJECT
The Society has restored a wooden gill-net boat which fished northern waters since 1935. Visitors can go on board to get a sense of what this way of life was like.