Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money to benefit the Marquette Maritime Museum's new roof, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution.
The Museum's north and east-facing roof has sustained damage over the years, resulting in missing and faulty shingles. Unfortunately, the roof is asbestos that needs to be removed with proper asbestos abatement practices. The cost for the roof and the asbestos abatement is $155,000. The project will take 6 weeks and will most likely affect our opening in 2024, which will in turn affect profits from loss of ticket sales. There are no roof leaks as of now, but we feel it is just a matter of time. The Museum building houses all of our archival collections, a museum gallery, a gift shop, and administrative offices. A new roof is our top priority because any leaks will stop us from fulfilling our mission of preserving maritime history. ANY DONATIONS WILL HELP!
The current asbestos roof was installed on the entire building along with a small addition on the lake-side sometime in the 1940s. When the addition was r
emoved (pre-1970s), the roof was patched with different shingles in the spot where the addition was located. The Museum added another addition in 2001, the McClintock Annex, to the north of the roof patch. In the last few years, the old shingles having been rapidly deteriorating, especially on the north side, which is not surprising given its location on the shores of Lake Superior. The shingles surrounding the patch have also been deteriorating. ANY DONATIONS WILL HELP!
More information about Marquette Maritime Museum: The Marquette Maritime Museum mission is to preserve and protect the maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior and the Great Lakes and remember the exploits of our submarine veterans.