Port Dover Harbour Museum

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In 1852 the steamer Atlantic sank off of Long Point. This tragedy resulted in the largest loss of life on Lake Erie. For over a century, divers searched for the elusive shipwreck. In 1984, the wreck was discovered by Mike Fletcher, who recovered many items from the ship. Visit the exhibit to learn about the…

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Visitors can enjoy exhibits that explore the marine history of Port Dover, along with the history of the community. Learn about the Burning of Dover during the War of 1812, explore the rich boat building tradition in the community, see the community created Lake Erie Fish Coat, learn about the shipwrecks of Lake Erie and…

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Step inside the MacDonald family’s original net shanty to discover the history of commercial fishing through the tools and equipment used in the industry.

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