Signature Exhibitions

Built by the River

In the John A. and Marlene L. Boll Foundation Gallery Detroit’s growth and development into one of the nation’s leading metropolitan regions is undeniably linked to the river that shares its name. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum’s new core exhibition...

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Gothic Room

The Gothic Room in the Polk Family Hall is the first exhibit you enter when coming into the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.  Stepping through its doors is like stepping back in time inside the reconstructed gentleman’s lounge of the City of Detroit III,...

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Miss Pepsi

  Visit the first hydroplane boat to ever qualify for a race at over 100 mph.  

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Outdoor Treasures

Explore a collection of maritime artifacts on the shores of Belle Isle, including the bow anchor of the legendary Edmund Fitzgerald, an anchor from the schooner North West, naval cannons from the Battle of Lake Eerie in the War of 1812, a Coast...

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Richard & Jane Manoogian Ship Model Showcase

Witness the art and craftsmanship of model ship building. Located in Aaron DeRoy Hall.

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William Clay Ford Pilot House

Perhaps the most memorable exhibit at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is the S.S. William Clay Ford pilot house. The William Clay Ford Great Lakes freighter provided years of reliable service transporting iron ore and coal from the upper Great Lakes...

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