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Stunning, but depressing

I understand that keeping historical sites take a lot of maintenance, but really sad to see this... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Ontario, Canada
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
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • Terrible18%
8 Oct 2018
“Stunning, but depressing”
16 Aug 2018
“State of disrepair”
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

I understand that keeping historical sites take a lot of maintenance, but really sad to see this beautiful ship just wasting away. Took some great photos and videos though. Make sure to check out the crystal clear water at the base of the vessel. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarmenOak16
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I was saddened to see the state the SS Norisle is in, we did not even know it was here, we were just driving around. I hope someone takes up the cause to restore her, she was a beautiful boat in her day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank the4taals
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The boat looked interesting but could not go on board . Looks like it might have been tour-able at one point

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thebeamingbumpkin
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Caroline S
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank seescokid
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).

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank X146UItammym
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank C530WSdavel
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank torontojudy
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

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Carol S
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

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank FamilyTraveller13
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