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501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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You will get lost in history and size of this vessel. Lots of really nice exhibits. A must see if... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CaptRicco
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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Ship History at its best

This is amazing, informative, and well worth the visit on a floating freighter. Accessibility to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ronald N
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Dearborn, Michigan
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We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the website link on Tripadvisor. Retired Great Lakes Freighter with over 100 exhibits on Shipping and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Access into the Engine Room, walk the Upper Deck to see crew quarters and pilot house. 3 levels to tour with ramp system for easy access.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
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+1 906-632-3658
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"interesting displays"
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"an aquarium"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You will get lost in history and size of this vessel. Lots of really nice exhibits. A must see if in the Soo.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is amazing, informative, and well worth the visit on a floating freighter. Accessibility to an entire floating ship with numerous examples of former and current ship information including the Edmund Fitzgerald. One can personally visit most parts of an operational freighter including living quarters....More

Thank Ronald N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We toured this after we did the Locks tour and I and my husband both enjoyed it. Our 11 year old son, well, he gotta kinda bored just walking around. I did notice that plenty of other children were in much the same state as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

By today's standards, this would be one of the smaller lake freighters. But in it's day, this was a big one. You can't really grasp the immensity of these ships until you tour one. It took a couple of hours to go through the ship....More

Thank Eric12015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum depicting life on a freighter-in depth views of the inside of the engine room, bunks, bridge, etc. Lots of pictures, descriptions of weather conditions, former captains and crew, artifacts. You can go up on the deck for a great view of the...More

Thank dleighr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is actually on a Freighter. Filled with interesting artifacts and history of the shipping industry, living conditions and shipwrecks. Many levels of the ship and information presented in a simple way to keep Adults and kids interested. Has 2 aquariums on the second...More

Thank WisconsinWoods
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a tour of this wonderful museum, No guid required, you just stroll through at your own pace. Alot to see and read about. A must see while in the Soo Locks. We have never toured through a freighter like this before and am...More

Thank DLKinMichigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here July 13th and highly recommend seeing this museum. It's inside an actual retired freighter. It's a self guided tour inside and outside on the freighter. Excellent signage all over, directing you and giving the history of great lakes shipping. It also has...More

Thank J-K-B10_85
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A museum in a real ship! You can see where the crew slept and worked. It's jam packed with maritime history. It has the only two surviving lifeboats from the Edmund Fitzgerald and a section dedicated to the Edmund Fitzgerald. They have free dog kennels...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very educational experience about ocean-going freighters. It was especially cool to see the living quarters. Lot is excellent displays about ships and the Great Lakes and the locks along the waterway. Interesting info about the Edmond Fitzgerald, although that is the least of it...More

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Jeffrey L
21 April 2018|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes you can use a scooter to get to all 3 levels via our ramp system, only area you would have stairs is up to the pilot house. We also have chairs placed on each level to sit as well.
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KEITH J
2 May 2017|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes we are handicapped accessible, we have 3 levels to tour and a ramp system that will take you to each level. The upper deck and lower cargo hold floors are not level so walking might be harder for some but wheel chairs... More
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Eri E
23 March 2017|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are not open at this time of year. We are open Mid May to Mid October.
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