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“This ship served a very important service.”

Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Ranked #1 of 6 Museums in Mackinaw City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Who would have thought that a ship would be so fascinating to tour. People lived on this ship to maintain and work it. It is a must see. Still in same condition as when the crew left it. A couple people that worked this ship are still there to share their stories. It is a self paced tour. You can take as much time as you want to view all you want. Nice view of Big Mac from its resting place as well.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

With it only recently coming out of service, this ship was fun because you can go to so many places and experience the areas like they just recently were. It will take lots of work to keep it up, so hopefully people continue to come and also to contribute. Would not advise though if you can not climb or descend a ladder as there are many ships ladders to traverse.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This museum was something the guys in our wanted to see but as it worked out everyone on our trip really enjoyed the visit. There are arrows throughout the ship which allow for a self guided tour. We were able to watch videos all along the ship telling us of how the icebreaker operated to keep vessels moving on the lakes. There was a little gift shop for souvenirs.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Best swords the premier Coast Guard Cutter and ice breaker in the northern Michigan area. The Mackinac has been flying the Great Lakes since around World War II. It was so good at its job that they could not find a replacement phone for it and the only thing that finally put it out of service as they literally quit making parts for it my uncle and several of my friends have served on this boat and now you get a chance to walk through and see this boat firsthand don't miss this chance to see a great part of Lake michigan-huron and the northern Straits areas history

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

*$11/adult
*Closes at 700pm (last in at 615pm)
*Suggested to wear closed toed shoes. Must be able to climb up & down steep ladders.
*Approx. an hour
*Self guided; staff available for questions
I love history & this was a such a pleasant added tour to our trip. Highly recommend it.

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Managerwagb83, General Manager at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

So glad that you enjoyed the tour! We are all very proud to be able to tell the story of the great ship and her crew.

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