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We had a very pleasant self-guided tour of the ship. The essential areas of the ship are all included. The larger areas have videos playing of the icebreaker in action. Former Coast Guard servicemen are walking around to answer questions or to tell a story...More
It was exactly what you would expect when touring a big boat. Parts were pretty interesting... I really never gave much thought to what happened when the lakes froze. While one visit is enough for me, I imagine my husband will return when we visit...More
Going through this in port probably misses some of the crew experience but it is very well set up and presented. Not for the mobility impaired but a top visit for everyone to get to know the Great Lakes
What a great tour! A fantastic opportunity to learn about the importance of the coast guard from WWII to relative present. The tour was informative and casual at your own pace. The staff is extremely friendly and very informative. An excellent 45 m. detour, I...More
This museum featuring a decommissioned boat is one of the best of it's kind I've ever seen. The history of icebreakers on the Great Lakes is amazing and the Mackinaw was the biggest and best. Not cheap, but the tickets go toward maintaining the ship...More
We never knew what an icebreaker was or how important they are to commerce. The ship is well maintained and gives a window into coast guard life and how important the coast guard is.
Note - we had trouble finding the entrance, maybe due to...More