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Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
+1 231-436-9825
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Great way to spend a hour or so!

Well worth an hour or so of your time. Very interesting history of how the Great Lakes Shipping... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
Suzanne L
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Fenton, Michigan
Great experience

Very educational and informative visit to this historic vessel. Enjoyed learning about what/how... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2015
cswbkw
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Well worth an hour or so of your time. Very interesting history of how the Great Lakes Shipping industry is maintained throughout the winter, plus an interesting look at the technology of ships. My family enjoyed our time.

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Very educational and informative visit to this historic vessel. Enjoyed learning about what/how exactly these ships cut the ice. Fascinating information and seeing the interior first hand was great!

Thank cswbkw
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Check this one out. It is pretty cool. The ship smells a little like grease, but it is a cool old girl. Make sure you can climb a ladder before you go, because you will have to. A little tough with small childern, but do...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Self guided tour (follow the yellow arrows) that pretty much covers the entire ship, top to bottom and stem to stern. There are several looping vids at various points along the way. Requires going up and down ship-type ladders/stairs. Some of the docents used to...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Great adventure for the maritime buffs. Good tour, amazing how our coast guard lives on these ships. Located an the end of a pier but you can drive closer if you prefer. Learned that "she" was involved in WWII. Worth the fare to get up...More

Thank oxengirl
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

I like visiting this ship since I took the oath for military service and was inducted aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw back in Sept 1978 by Capt Franklyn Wirt. Nice to see this ship on display for others to enjoy.

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Reviewed 3 August 2015

A tour on the old icebreaker is great fun for all!! You get to look over an old icebreaker from the engine room to the bridge. Just a really cool and educational thing to do.

Thank Brett D
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

VERY INTERESTING !!! the staff were SUPER nice and very informative - the tour takes about 30 minutes ( self guided and through the ship so some places are a little tough for older and younger to maneuver but we all made it !! )

Thank LOLASOWNERS
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

We enjoyed the tour of the ship and the docents were very knowledgeable and friendly. This is a famous icebreaker that performed admirably for over 60 years on the Great Lakes. It is not handicapped accessible. You need to do some climbing and have to...More

Thank Lynden-Tom
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Such a great way to see how the men and women live on water vessels. Pretty much nothing is off limits for touring. Warning there are lots of steep narrow stairs which can present a problem for some as you have to go up and...More

Thank singlemom53
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