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S S Willis B. Boyer Maritime Museum - CLOSED

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A great lakes ship with an interesting history.

The Boyer is a great example of the lake freighters that inhabited the great lakes before the time... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2013
Gringotraveler99
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Northwest Ohio
Good Place to Learn about Lake Shipping

If you have wondered what it would be like to be on a Great Lakes and beyond cargo ship, this is a... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2012
Ray-n-Sol
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Toledo, Ohio
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26 Apr 2014
“The place is open and adress is wrong. Follow the oposite side from restaurants after bridge. Drive following the river.”
18 Aug 2013
“Not Open Yet”
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International Park, Toledo, OH
+1 419-936-3070
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

The place is very modern. Tons of hands on experience. Free. Kids friendly. Actual big boat is open for viewing.

2  Thank Maria U
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stopped in to see the museum, but it isn't open yet. Still enjoyed seeing the big ship from the shore. I think it will be interesting to see when it opens. We're only a couple of hours away, so we may come back when...More

2  Thank Dawn Y
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

we followed the directions to the Maritime Museum. to our surprise there was no ship. after reading another TripAdvisor post we realized it had been relocated. did not have time to go to the new location. make sure you go to the new location not...More

5  Thank l5adventure
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Wonderful trip to the past. Esp since the ship is much older than I am, but I recognize so much about it.

Thank BobKlahn
Reviewed 27 May 2013

This is very inexpensive, you can go down in the hold, see the captain's quarters, the crew quarters, the galley and wander the huge deck. A Toledo treasure.

1  Thank Carol G
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The Boyer is a great example of the lake freighters that inhabited the great lakes before the time of the self unloading super ore carries. The best thing about this ship is that they have moved it to a more downtown location and are joining...More

1  Thank Gringotraveler99
Reviewed 24 November 2012

If you have wondered what it would be like to be on a Great Lakes and beyond cargo ship, this is a good place to go.

1  Thank Ray-n-Sol
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Great place to take the little ones. You can tour the ship and hear about life on a vessel like this one. A great history lesson. My only issue is the limited need to revisit once you have toured.

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 28 September 2012

The Boyer was recently renamed the Col. James M. Schoonmaker and will be reloced a short distance downstream to the Great Lakes Maritime Museum.

1  Thank ToledoJug
Reviewed 28 July 2012

I can see only half of ship museum (half price only charged :) ) since san blasting /painting is going on and not allowed to see engine side. so i am rating Avg..!

Thank Muthu Kumar G
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