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The Marine Museum

26275 Main St, Beaver Island, MI 49782-5101
+1 616-448-2254
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Small but nice Maritime museum with good & interesting histories of all Islands in the Beaver... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leonard W
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Oswego, Illinois
via mobile
Excelent curator and knowledgeable of local history

Anything I say here will not do it justice. Small and easy to follow undirected more fun if the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
,
East Jordan, Michigan
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6 days ago
“Museum visit”
1 week ago
“Excelent curator and knowledgeable of local history”
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26275 Main St, Beaver Island, MI 49782-5101
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+1 616-448-2254
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small but nice Maritime museum with good & interesting histories of all Islands in the Beaver Island archipelago. Artifacts, old boats, boat making, settler history, books for sale, etc. Donation only. Worth spending time at.

Thank Leonard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anything I say here will not do it justice. Small and easy to follow undirected more fun if the curator joins you. Please leave a lil something in the jar! It is well worth the visit!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum, mainly pictures and a few artifacts from the days Beaver Island had a huge fishing business. Friendly volunteer managing the desk.

1  Thank Monique1952
Reviewed 1 September 2016

a rebuilt boat motor is the highlight of the museum. The are photos most of the ferries used to get to the main land. Note that the lake is frozen from about Jan to April, so stories are told about attempts to get around in...More

Thank hevan4
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We stopped in here on one of our rainy days on the Island. We had five kids ranging in ages 5-11 and they all loved it. It has mostly local marine history; lots of pictures and artifacts. If you have kids with you they'll love...More

1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Interesting information, you can go on a old fishing boat on the side doesn't take long to go through. They have a life boat from the Bradley but, someone painted it gray so it looks like a replica now.

1  Thank Zentrekker
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I took my youngest son and we read through and toured this museum. It was supremely enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the experience of being able to both board and walk around the "Bob" fishing vessel that was dry-docked. This is a compulsory stop on your...More

1  Thank BenPhasey
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Lots of interesting pictures & displays about the fishing industry, ships & shipwrecks near the Beaver Island area.

Thank paelse
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Nice collection of historical photos, information on the fishing industry, the island ferries, and area shipwrecks. Restoring fishing boat and lifeboat on site.

Thank kerry101
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Nicely done with an actual fishing tug (process of being redone) to walk through. Nice exhibits of Island and Lake Michigan history (including Carl D Bradley story). Would go back in a heartbeat. Make sure you allocate enough time (at least an hour).

1  Thank KibbleGR
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