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Michigan Maritime Museum

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Educational and touching

A lot of books and info about the Edmund Fitzgerald and other Great Lakes stories. Nice gift shop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Riodesmoke
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Chicago, Illinois
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Friends Good Will Tall Ship

We visited the Michigan Maritime Museum on late August to go on the tour and sailing of their Tall... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
IslaMike
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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We strive to preserve, interpret, and invite the public to experience and learn about our Great Lakes maritime heritage from our Museum in South Haven.
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260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lot of books and info about the Edmund Fitzgerald and other Great Lakes stories. Nice gift shop. They had a memorial of the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the Fitzgerald. Rang the bell 29 times for each mariner who was lost. A very...More

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EmilyS5533, Public Relations Manager at Michigan Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for joining us in honoring all of the lost mariners of the Great Lakes this past Saturday.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took our grand kids, but they have switched to winter hours. They were working on the big sailing ship, so it was still great to show the kids one of the ship that built these great ports.

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We visited the Michigan Maritime Museum on late August to go on the tour and sailing of their Tall Ship Friends Good Will. The ship is a replica of a 1818 merchant vessel that sailed in Lake Michigan and the other great lakes back at...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Michigan Maritime Museum is a fine small museum with many unique displays and insights into the nautical history of Michigan and the Lake Michigan area in particular. There are quite a few examples of sailing vessels on the museum grounds and there are opportunities...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The Maritime museum is quaint, cute, informative-really enjoyed the US Coast Guard exhibit. Numerous artifacts that are so interesting. Nice gift shop too, friendly service. Enjoyed an afternoon tour on the LindyLou-fabulous Captain Lee had many delightful stories about the area, very considerate to make...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018

The museum is small, but has some very interesting exhibits, and lots of information. The gift shop is very nice and the staff are friendly and helpful. We love to go out on the Friends Good Will, such a great experience, and this year we...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

A very fascinating little tourist spot. I love history and here they truly make it come alive. The weather was not all that great so we didn't do a boat tour, but we still got to board one and learn a lot from the captain....More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We took the trip on the Friends Good Will to start our SoHa vacation. It was a really unique experience and we all enjoyed it (even those of us that got a bit sea sick). Contrary to other reviews: the crew told us we could...More

1  Thank Denise H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This afternoon, we boarded the square rigged ship owned by the museum. We went out about fives miles into Lake Michigan. It was a relaxing fun time on the lake on an old sailing ship. I’d recommend it highly. Spoiler alert: They used the sails,...More

1  Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We stopped by and overall had a good time. They tried to sell various boat tours but we didn’t have time to take any of those so this review is only of the museum. If you just do that, you can see everything in one...More

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Marie T
2 August 2018|
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Response from brenda s | Reviewed this property |
There's a storage chest,box,step,that type of item which 1 person can sit on.28 people on ship and most are standing. There's room for 2 on a bench up by the captain they seem to save for those getting sick.
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Harley P
2 September 2017|
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Response from silversailor370 | Reviewed this property |
Only if you want to spend the night in jail.
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Sandra D
14 June 2017|
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Response from EmilyS5533 | Property representative |
Hi Sandra, There is limited parking at the Museum. The parking alongside & in front of the building are city lots. Please call ahead if you plan on bringing a bus, so that we can make arrangements. The Museum would also... More
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