Marquette Maritime Museum

Bishop Frederic Baraga


In 1830 Bishop Frederic Baraga left his native land of Slovenia with the intention of ministering to the natives of Upper Great Lakes Region. He spent most of his time in L’Anse and is known as the first Bishop of the Upper Peninsula. His tomb is located in St. Peters Cathedral on Baraga Ave. in Marquette.

There are talks of Bishop Baraga being canonized in the Catholic Church.

If you want to learn more about Bishop Baraga and his life, stop in to the Maritime Museum and buy a copy of his diary!