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Local maritime history

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Meet the Local Islanders

We decided to drive to this little museum which was actually one of the fishing shacks left on the... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Newton, Iowa
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2 days ago
“Local maritime history”
12 Jun 2018
“Meet the Local Islanders”
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Jackson Harbor Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246
+1 920-847-2179
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank bigsei
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Thank FancyFree55
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Not a whole lot to see, but the people working there were knowledgeable and friendly. Easy to see in an hour or less.

Thank C8264QQmichellej
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