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Address: 26275 Main St, Beaver Island, MI 49782-5101
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+1 616-448-2254

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maritime and an island go hand in hand

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... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
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Reviewed 2 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 the winter. In a addition the museum tells about the shipping issues with the island.

Thank hevan4
Howell, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 the scavenger hunt- ask the knowledgable attendant for one:) When they've completed it they get... More 

Thank Julie K
Muskegon County, Michigan
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Zentrekker
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 island tour!

Thank BenPhasey
Cheboygan, Michigan
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

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

Thank paelse
Woodruff, South Carolina
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
Grand Rapids
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139 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

A work in progress with a dedicated volunteer staff. Very interesting and informative. Go on an actual tug and examine the workings.

Thank MizKate
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2012

enjoyed the photos and tour guide explaining the extensive history -

Thank Debra Q
Bay City, Michigan
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

We loved the outside of the marine museum, very theme oriented to being an old marine museum. It is an authentic net shed from 1906. It is pretty small, but the outside deck at the back of the museum provides a bench, with great views of the harbor/bay/town. More boat activity taking place, on this side of the harbor. The... More 

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