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Local maritime history

Small local collection of maritime history. Interesting items with volunteers happy to share their... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Nice little local maritime museum. Friendly staff.

Stopped here in our way around the island. Older gentleman working was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
Poplar Grove, Illinois
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23 Sep 2018
“Local maritime history”
9 Oct 2018
“More island history”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

This used to be a fishing village. it's a small museum with artifacts about commercial fishing with is no longer a way of life in the area. Info about ship wrecks is displayed too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Small local collection of maritime history. Interesting items with volunteers happy to share their knowledge. We met a man who was a fisherman from the area. Pretty view of the water and an interesting stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bigsei
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Not only is the building filled to the brim with "old stuff", the building itself is a wonder! The log beams - a couple were 30 feet long...no kidding! The volunteer was a wealth of local knowledge, and seemed to love talking about it. And...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ruth L
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The gentleman at the museum spent quite a bit of time telling us all about the fishing boats and how the fisherman worked on them. Lots to see here and definitely to ask questions! They also have a food trailer with snacks and ice cream.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara D
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We decided to drive to this little museum which was actually one of the fishing shacks left on the harbor. Have to say, it was full of stuff accumulated over the years by some of the local folks that operate it. We spent about 20...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank pesp
Reviewed December 10, 2017

We stopped here for a few minutes but didn't think there was much to see. The artifacts were underwhelming. Not super exciting.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Whitney S
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a museum depicting Washington Island's maritime past. There are numerous exhibits and a friendly staff to help explain them. There is even a very old unrestored Kahlenberg two cycle diesel located outdoors.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Edengineer
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Stopped here in our way around the island. Older gentleman working was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions no matter how many I asked. Nice displays with markers telling you what each one was. There was a working Model A Ford with the optional...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Danielle36619
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We went here to see different things on the Island. The buildings were all closed, and we could only really look at the boats and other objects outside. The fisherman's cottage had a sign that said open, but none of the doors were open. We...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rlsmith11
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We stopped in Monday afternoon. The Hours of Operation sign stated that the museum was open till 5:00 pm. At 3:45 it was closed though. So we were able to explore only the outdoor exhibits. The museum consists of a few old wooden fishing boats,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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