Museum Ship Norgoma

Museum Ship Norgoma, Sault Ste. Marie: Address, Phone Number, Museum Ship Norgoma Reviews: 3/5

Museum Ship Norgoma
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The M.S Norgoma is a museum ship owned and operated by the St. Marys River Marine Heritage Centre Board of Directors and is currently located on the waterfront in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. From the Great Lake’s shipping channels, to the canoes of Fur Traders and modern passenger vessels, to the First Nations people who gathered on these shores, the marine heritage of this region is both significant and far reaching. The M.S Norgoma tells the marine heritage of Sault Ste Marie, the Algoma District, and Great Lakes Shipping.
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MarkLT
Grand Rapids, MI4 contributions
The ship has been moved and is no longer available for tours.
Feb. 2020
It is a shame that the city of Sault Ste.Marie is so short sighted.
They wanted the space for more boat slips so the ship had to go.
They could have found another location for it.
Written February 17, 2020
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J. R
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada33 contributions
Sadly it is gone
Jun. 2019
Sadly the ship is gone; gone to scrap I am told. The city had it removed in June 2019 after a battle with a local committee trying to preserve it.
Written November 22, 2019
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Christopher S
Elburn, IL50 contributions
All gone
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We learned when trying to visit the Norgoma that it is no longer open and has been moved from the waterfront permanently.
Written October 18, 2019
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foodandwifelover
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada184 contributions
See it before it is gone
Sep. 2018
An iconic attraction on the Soo waterfront that will be gone for good this year. You will never get a chance to tour a vintage Great Lakes vessel.
Written May 23, 2019
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Lorna
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada11 contributions
A trip back in history
Jul. 2018 • Business
This is a passenger boat that traveled the north shore of Lake Superior over 50 years ago. It also at one time served as a ferry. It is interesting to see the size of the rooms. I actually live in Sault Ste. Marie and we held a memorable meeting of a group to which I belong on the deck one summer evening.
Written April 13, 2019
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TechnicianMichigan
Michigan113 contributions
60 Year Old Ship
Aug. 2018 • Couples
This ship has had a bevy of owners. The current owner is trying to make it a "go to" spot for meetings, rentals and just a fun place to be. This ship is in very sad shape. She is not being restored to its prime but just as another useful money maker. They have refitted some of the 6'x6' staterooms into larger rooms for some type of use. It did have several original staterooms on display. Again, these are in sad shape. When we visited on 8/7/18 the ship was open for visitors but had no knowledgeable people to answer questions. We used the internet to help us. They have a display room but it is mostly about the Edmund Fitzgerald. They said the tour was self guided so just begin over there. There are several areas that had some work done but nothing is in real good condition. The decks are really in need of new plywood and some type of carpet, tile, etc. All of the exterior of the ship is metal with some recent painting. The entrance to the ship is not handicap accessible. It is a very short and steep gangway. Was this worth the $10.00 admission fee? If you are ship centric than yes, otherwise no. Parking was free which is a plus.
Written August 8, 2018
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75drew
London, Canada52 contributions
Worth checking out.
Aug. 2018 • Family
If you are in the area, have a mild interest in ships and looking for something low cost to do for a couple of hours this is it. The ship is in a bit of disrepair but it was still interesting to go through.
Written August 5, 2018
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tragiquement
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada1 contribution
Amazing!!
Jul. 2018 • Solo
Went to "Rock the Boat"! They had AMAZING vendors, and the work being done is coming along very well! It is evident that when it was converted to a ferry they made alterations but the crew there is working hard to make it look like the beautiful cruise it once was! The staff is highly knowledgeable about the ship and could answer nearly all of my questions! The manager was very actively involved and it was amazing to see so many people taking an interest in the local heritage and businesses! The vendors upstairs were all excited to help the ship and it was a great experience for anyone of any age! I can't wait to go back and volunteer! It would be a shame if the city truly decided to move them, they're working hard! For everyone's reference, the ship is NOT being sold to someone from Chicago, as it is owned and operated by a Board of Directors of the not-for-profit St. Mary's River Marine Heritage Centre and they are very involved with trying to keep it here!
Written August 5, 2018
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Fran P
Campbellford, Canada32 contributions
Visiting a piece of history
Jun. 2018 • Couples
We were glad we went when we did as sadly we learned that this ship is to be taken to Chicago. It was tied at the dock and he was able to see it and take pictures.
Written July 12, 2018
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SnoMan56623
Baudette, MN99 contributions
Good Ship Norgoma
Jul. 2017 • Business
In her day, she sailed between Tobermory & Manitoulin Island, carrying cargo & people. Had a sister ship, I believe was the Norisle. Hard to believe a ship of this size plied the waters of Georgian Bay. Now replaced with the MV. Chee Chee Man.
Written November 20, 2017
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