Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum

Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum We are open mid-May until mid-October.
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What's better than FREE?? Not much, we think. With your item purchase of $25 and over, we'll add one free admission tick...
11/30/2020

What's better than FREE?? Not much, we think. With your item purchase of $25 and over, we'll add one free admission ticket (adult ticket value is $12.00). You will find our online Ship's Store on our website www.themackinaw.org. Offer expires December 6, 2020.

LAST CALL TO PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS! The drawing is tomorrow afternoon, November 16th.  In order to make a valid purcha...
11/15/2020

LAST CALL TO PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS! The drawing is tomorrow afternoon, November 16th. In order to make a valid purchase, your online purchase MUST BE COMPLETED BY 11:59 PM EST TODAY, NOVEMBER 15TH.

To all veterans, we salute you!
11/11/2020

To all veterans, we salute you!

And just like that.............our 2020 season has come to and end. Thanks to all of our visitors and supporters who hel...
10/10/2020
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, Mackinaw City Michigan

And just like that.............our 2020 season has come to and end. Thanks to all of our visitors and supporters who helped us along this year. Here's to 2021 and a great season!

A special shout-out to our amazing staff and volunteers. How many businesses can boast not one sick day call-in or late staff member arrival all season long?? They truly are THE BEST!

PS. Keep an eye on our FB page and website (www.themackinaw.org) for updates and news.

WELCOME! Please read the following guidelines prior to your visit to our ship museum. If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat right now, or have experienced symptoms such as a fever, loss of taste or smell, vo...

10/04/2020

A reminder that after today, Sunday, October 4th, our final operational days will be Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th. October 10th will be our final day for the season. Last boarding time will be 4:00 pm.

Borrowed from another page.
10/04/2020

Borrowed from another page.

Tickets are still available for the Mackinaw Memorabilia Raffle. More details and ticket-purchase info can be found on w...
10/02/2020
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, Mackinaw City Michigan

Tickets are still available for the Mackinaw Memorabilia Raffle. More details and ticket-purchase info can be found on www.themackinaw.org. Thank you for supporting our museum ship and GOOD LUCK!

WELCOME! Please read the following guidelines prior to your visit to our ship museum. If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat right now, or have experienced symptoms such as a fever, loss of taste or smell, vo...

09/18/2020
What a great story!
09/14/2020

What a great story!

Like father, like daughter!
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As seen a couple days ago, I (Lisa) checked off a bucket list block. We toured the U.S. Coast Guard Ice Breaker Mackinaw in Mackinaw City, Michigan. So, it was a given to do an obligatory generation photo. My Dad is above on the ship’s port side stern and Dan similarly staged a same-place-same-pose photo of me 60 years later.
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Realize that the Mackinaw has gone through a ship revitalization (yard periods). One of the most notable is changing her original white hull color to her distinctive ice breaker red.
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I will never forget this “pilgrimage”. I’ve wanted to do this as long as I can remember. And having the support, encouragement and love from Dan made it all the more of an adventure. My Dad definitely would have approved my choice of life partner if you were to ask him so many years ago.
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Yesterday, two gals from our local “Rosie’s” group rang our ship’s bell in honor of the amazing women who helped build o...
09/09/2020

Yesterday, two gals from our local “Rosie’s” group rang our ship’s bell in honor of the amazing women who helped build our ship.

Green Light A Vet
09/03/2020

Green Light A Vet

Just a reminder that our schedule has changed. Please look at our website www.themackinaw.org for the details. We’d hate...
08/30/2020
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, Mackinaw City Michigan

Just a reminder that our schedule has changed. Please look at our website www.themackinaw.org for the details. We’d hate for you to plan a visit on a day when we are closed!

WELCOME! Please read the following guidelines prior to your visit to our ship museum. If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat right now, or have experienced symptoms such as a fever, loss of taste or smell, vo...

We really hate to brag - but we're going to anyway! Kudos to our great staff for making the ship such a great attraction...
08/24/2020

We really hate to brag - but we're going to anyway! Kudos to our great staff for making the ship such a great attraction.

The GRAND PRIZE  consists of THREE unique and collectable items. These are truly very rare and highly prized items! * An...
08/11/2020

The GRAND PRIZE consists of THREE unique and collectable items. These are truly very
rare and highly prized items!
* An original life ring from aboard Mackinaw WAGB83
* A Budweiser Mirror with the ship in its white hull
* An Anchor Bay, limited edition and numbered, Mackinaw WAGB83 replica
2nd Prize is a $100 gift certificate for use in our Ship’s Store
Donation: 1 ticket for $10 or 3 for $25
License #X03543
Drawing will be held on November 16, 2020
Tickets are available on www.themackinaw.org (Ship’s Store) or by calling 231-436-9825

08/06/2020

In order for our guests to have ample time to tour the ship, tickets will not be sold less than ONE HOUR prior to our posted closing time. Currently, that means that ticket purchases must be made by 5:00 pm.

08/04/2020
U.S. Coast Guard

A great tribute to the USCG!

We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
Semper Paratus is our guide,
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight and die,
Aye, Coast Guard we are for you.

Happy Coast Guard Day.

#SemperParatus #USCG #ServiceBirthday

230 Years and Going Strong!
08/04/2020

230 Years and Going Strong!

We've got something up our sleeve and here's a little hint!
08/02/2020

We've got something up our sleeve and here's a little hint!

U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes
08/02/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes

We couldn't gather as many of the Coast Guard family as we would have liked, but we were still able to get together in a socially-distanced Escanaba Park in Grand Haven, Mich. yesterday for the National Memorial Service honoring Coast Guard members who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. Under a cerulean Lake Michigan sky, Capt. Don Montoro, Sector Commander of Sector Lake Michigan, spoke of the heroism of Coast Guard crews, including the 105 Coast Guardsmen aboard the World War II-era Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, homeported before the war in Grand Haven. All but two members of that crew perished after the ship was sunk by a mine in the North Atlantic in 1943.

Volunteers placed a wreath at the base of Escanaba's original mast, which forms the centerpiece of Escanaba Park, and an honor guard from the local American Legion post fired a 21-gun salute over the Grand River as Capt. Montoro and Mayor Bob Monetza led the assembled civilians and Coast Guard members in rendering honors.

We honor your sacrifice, shipmates. We have the watch.

We were lucky to get a few more masks! Call Robin at 231-436-9825 or email officemanager@themackinaw.org to order yours!...
07/16/2020

We were lucky to get a few more masks! Call Robin at 231-436-9825 or email [email protected] to order yours! $20 includes tax and shipping. Help support your favorite icebreaker!

The photos are of Richard Wesley Bronson who served aboard in 1946. Sadly, he passed away in 1948. The photos are courte...
07/14/2020

The photos are of Richard Wesley Bronson who served aboard in 1946. Sadly, he passed away in 1948. The photos are courtesy of his great-nephew, Robert Becker. Fun photographs!

You'll be both the envy of the neighborhood and extremely stylish while supporting us. This year we  had a late start wi...
07/09/2020

You'll be both the envy of the neighborhood and extremely stylish while supporting us. This year we had a late start with the limitations and it has not been a busy summer for us. So jump on board! For a mere $20 we'll send one to you. Please email Robin at [email protected]. First-come, first-served as we only have 12. We are hoping to have more made in the near future; hoping.

Another from our collection.
07/09/2020

Another from our collection.

Does anyone know the year of this patch?
07/08/2020

Does anyone know the year of this patch?

Who did travelers vote for, on TripAdvisor, as the #1 Museum in Mackinaw City?  Well, US! Come visit and see for yoursel...
07/06/2020

Who did travelers vote for, on TripAdvisor, as the #1 Museum in Mackinaw City? Well, US! Come visit and see for yourself!

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we'll dress the ship for the occasion!
07/03/2020

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we'll dress the ship for the occasion!

07/02/2020

Heads Up! Beginning Sunday, July 5th, we will be open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. The last tickets will be sold no later than 5:15pm.

Here's a SNEAK PEEK at an area that we just opened today!  It is in "Officer's Country" and includes a display of PFD's ...
07/02/2020

Here's a SNEAK PEEK at an area that we just opened today! It is in "Officer's Country" and includes a display of PFD's that were used aboard the ship, a Repair Locker, an officer's stateroom and more! We think it looks great and know that you will too!

06/18/2020

We are in need of the use of a magnetometer. We need to locate a mooring anchor so we can re-attach the mooring cable. If you can assist, please email [email protected].

On this Flag Day how could we choose just one photograph?  Which is your favorite?
06/14/2020

On this Flag Day how could we choose just one photograph? Which is your favorite?

What a wonderful photo! The nice people at the Petoskey News Review donated it to the museum ship. It hung in their buil...
06/12/2020

What a wonderful photo! The nice people at the Petoskey News Review donated it to the museum ship. It hung in their building and they are now relocating. At 2' x 4' it is very impressive.

The photo was taken in Harbor Springs (with Harbor Point and Petoskey in the background) in the fall of 2005.

As much as we would like to hold a regular schedule, it is quite a challenge due to the Coronavirus and the lack of trav...
06/10/2020
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, Mackinaw City Michigan

As much as we would like to hold a regular schedule, it is quite a challenge due to the Coronavirus and the lack of travelers. Therefore, please call 231-436-9825, check Facebook or look on our website, www.themackinaw.org for current hours. Right now, we plan to re-open at 9:00 am on Friday, June 12th. Thank you for understanding.

Give a man in your life a very unique Father's Day gift. Choose the date for us to flay a high-quality, stitched and emb...
06/07/2020

Give a man in your life a very unique Father's Day gift. Choose the date for us to flay a high-quality, stitched and embroidered American flag. We will send photos, the flag and a commemorative, personalized certificate suitable for framing. $65.00 inclusive of tax and shipping (shipping included if shipped within the continental United States.

Give us a call at 231-436-9825 to order. You may also order online at www.themackinaw.org at our Ship's Store.

Address

131 S Huron Ave
Mackinaw City, MI
49701

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:15
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(231) 436-9826

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Great meeting on the ship. We are looking forward to a few great projects for next season! Cheboygan and Emmet County American Rosie the Riveter Association Chapter thanks you for your support.
Today at 1 PM we joined the world in ringing a bell for Rosies. A porn was read and the names of local Rosies too. The bell could be heard all over Mackinaw City. Happy a Labor Day.
Today we ring the bell for those who worked so hard during WWII. 1 PM
Happy birthday
Love volunteering. As a greeter on the ship. Come on aboard!
Unedited picture from the deck today. So beautiful.
The Cheybogan and Emmet County Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association worked on the first Rosie the Riveter Garden In MI today. They also held their chapter meeting on the ship to honor the women who help build the Icebreaker.
Come on warm weather, the first Rosie the Riveter Memorial Garden In the state of Michigan is awaiting to grow, flower and pay tribute to all the woman that helped build the ship in Ohio.
Worked on the garden a bit today. Ahhh she is awaiting visitors once this is all done. Stay safe and healthy.
Both cutters await the sunrise.
Sunny moment
Snow globe moment.