Cook County Historical Society
Cook County Historical Museum, 8 S Broadway, Grand Marais
The exhibit “By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior” is on display at the Cook County Historical Museum in Grand Marais. It shares the story of how the lake shaped the people and communities of this region. Included in the exhibit are information about the arrival of settlers by water, the selection of Grand Marais Harbor and East Bay as ideal locations for settlement, the docks that steamships visited regularly, the shipwrecks America
, the United States Coast Guard, and the people and boats that passed through Cook County. Featured in the exhibit are the Fresnel Lens from the Grand Marais Lighthouse; the wheel from the S.S. America
; multimedia stories about Isle Royale, heroic fishermen, and the lighthouse keeper’s family; and local art depicting a time when life depended on the Big Lake.
The museum is located at 8 South Broadway in Grand Marais.