Chicago Maritime Museum
The Chicago Maritime Museum is a maritime society and museum dedicated to the study and memorialization of Chicago's maritime traditions. The Chicago Maritime Society began its collecting activity in 1982. After taking in more than 6,000 items of tangible maritime heritage, the Society opened a museum on Chicago's South Side in 2016. It operates adjacent to a former working tributary of the Chicago River, Bubbly Creek. Its website states that the facility celebrates not only Chicago's primary lake and river, but also traditionally industrial Lake Calumet and the city's "beaches, deep tunnels, and pumping stations." An admission fee is charged.