Events Calendar

A Tour of the Island of Islay – A Scotch Tasting
Friday, September 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Join Commodore David Coleman for a program featuring a tour by sailboat around the island where whaleback builder Alexander McDougall was born. A buffet dinner at the Kitchi Gammi Club in Duluth will feature traditional Scottish pub fare such as Haggis, Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Scottish Eggs, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, and more. Dinner comes with an optional flight of Islay Scotch. This event is a fundraiser for continued restoration of the SS Meteor Whaleback ship. The price for Dinner, Program and Cash Bar is $75, or Dinner, Program and a Flight of Six Exquisite Islay Scotch Whiskies with Tasting Commentary is $125. For more information, call 715-394-5712.

McDougall’s Dream
Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
McDougall’s Dream is our annual gathering to raise funds for restoration and preservation of the SS MeteorOur morning field trip this year will be a ride on the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad. The trip follows the shoreline of the St. Louis River. Ride on a right-of-way more than 140 years old in restored coaches nearly 100 years old. Daytime talks will take place at the Bong Historical Center in Superior, and will include speaking on the SS Pillsbury; the Pacific Steel Barge Company; information on the Fraser Shipyards donation to the UWS Library; and the Duluth-Superior Port today. Dinner, a keynote speaker, and silent auction fill the evening. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Silent Auction Item List (updated August 25th, 2015):

  • Four guest passes – William A. Irvin
  • Four Adult Passes – Great Lakes Aquarium
  • One fifteen box – Bay Produce tomatoes – Challenge Center
  • Pasta & Pizza sauces – Vintage Italian Pizza
  • One night stay – Comfort Suites Canal Park
  • One set of Flex passes for 2016 season – Lucius Woods
  • Supporting level Membership – LSMMA
  • One Night stay – Superior Inn
  • Two Family passes – Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center
  • One-Year subs. Lake Superior Magazine, 2015 Lake Superior Travel Guide, 2016 Lake Superior wall calendar, Lake Superior Journal, signed copy of The Last Laker – Lake Superior Magazine
  • Facility Tour – Midwest Energy
  • Pride of the Inland Seas – Duluth Port Authority
  • $15 gift certificate – blue arrow boutique
  • Great Lakes Cargo board game
  • Reading Night basket
  • Wine basket
  • Two Texaco Tug Boat Banks
  • S.S. Lane Victory hat & pins
  • Great Lake’s Collector Boat – Laurie
  • Collectors Titanic Plate and Titanic Books & Media
  • DaVinci Code puzzle, books, & media
  • Captain & wheel figure
  • Worker & wheel figure
  • Anchor wall mount with bell
  • Lake Michigan – Great Lakes Shipwreck Map
  • Wood weather station: Thermometer, Barometer, Hygrometer
  • Half hull wooden plaque
  • Meteor Print – Mary Demroske

Fairlawn Halloween Flashlight Tours
Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30
Tours start at 7:30 p.m.
Tour the darkened mansion with flashlights and learn about the superstitious life of the Victorians. Tours leave every 1/2 hour (no reservations). Bring a flashlight! This tour is not recommended for children 5 years and under. Cost is $9.00 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and students.
For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour
Friday, November 13
Tours start at 7:30 p.m.
Tour the darkened Fairlawn mansion with flashlights and learn about the superstitious life of the Victorians. Tours leave every 1/2 hour (no reservations). Bring a flashlight! This tour is not recommended for children 5 years and under. Cost is $9.00 for adults and $7.50 for seniors and students.
For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Holiday Sampler
Wednesday, December 2, 5-8 p.m.
Enjoy a festive wine and beer tasting in the beautiful surroundings of this 1890s Queen Anne house, lavishly decorated for the Christmas season. The evening includes a gourmet buffet of savory and sweet holiday treats, music, and a silent auction. Reservations required.
For more information, call 715-394-5712.

Fairlawn’s Twinkling Tuesdays
December 8, 15, 22, and 29
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Take in the sparkle of the decorated Fairlawn Mansion after dark at your own pace during these four festive Tuesday evening open houses. Enjoy hot cider and seasonal treats as you explore all three floors of this beautiful home. Hosts scattered throughout the house will share Victorian customs and stories. Admission is $5 per person; children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 715-394-5712.