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S.S. Norisle

| Bay Street Marina, Manitowaning, Ontario, Canada
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A Beautiful Ship

The S.S. Norisle is falling apart. She is a beautiful ship and I hope that she will be turned over... read more

Reviewed today
Caroline S
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Rochester, Michigan, United States
Rusting away

Stop by briefly to look at this ship after having dinner at the rainbow ridge like to look into the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
seescokid
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1 Sep 2017
“Rusting away”
today
“A Beautiful Ship”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Bay Street Marina, Manitowaning, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed today

The S.S. Norisle is falling apart. She is a beautiful ship and I hope that she will be turned over to the group who wishes to restore her. Many years ago you were able to tour her and she made a great museum. Her dining...More

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Stop by briefly to look at this ship after having dinner at the rainbow ridge like to look into the history of it but it's sad to see that cannot restore museum or something

1  Thank seescokid
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Has been closed for years due to long term restoration efforts. Same with other buildings nearby. Easily accessed to view from outside (drive right up).

1  Thank Tammy M
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had enjoyed touring the norisle while it was still open. It was certainly very fun to learn about one of Chi-Chimaun''s predessors. Staff was very friendly and informative.

1  Thank Dave L
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We drove by and saw it was a ship in very bad condition. It is not open to the public and there was so sign telling why it was there and what was important about it.

2  Thank torontojudy
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this by chance. Such a shame that it cannot be restored. If it could be made into a restaurant, a museum or something. Maybe money from the lottery could help. In the UK so many grants have been given to preserve local...More

2  Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Located in Mantiowaning, the S.S. Norisle is berthed at the local marina next to a public beach and boat launch. It is kind of sad to see the vessel in its' current state of disrepair however it take alot of cash to maintain old vessels...More

3  Thank FamilyTraveller13
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Nice grounds, great docks. The Norisle was closed for restoration but we got to see how big it is. The history of it is printed on an info board near the docks. We found a cute second hand bookshop and got to browse around, very...More

3  Thank YG603
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Have been here 3 times and have never found anything around or anyone around to ask about tours, would be nice if there were signs or some information about how to get a tour of this ship and learn about it

4  Thank joe s
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Well I never got to ride on this ferry as my first year going to the island was the first year running of the Chichi..my poor grandmother used this boat many a time..she has now passed but would have been 94 this year..her trip spent...More

2  Thank wickedcrow
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