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“Check out the HMCS Ojibwa SUBMARINE at Port Burwell!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Museum of Naval History

The Museum of Naval History
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: HMCS Ojibwa is the largest artifact of the Museum of Naval History in Port Burwell, Ontario. Ojibwa served from 1965 to 1998 through the dangers and challenges of the Cold War. Visitors can choose from a number of different tours ranging from the hour-long Submariner's Tour of the inside of the boat; The Fish Eye View Tour of the outside; the combo tour including both the inside and the outside; and our most intensive tour - the 3-hour Greater Depths Tour. All our tours are led by highly trained guides. If you are lucky, or sign up for the Greater Depths Tour, your guide will be a qualified submariner, ready to explain everything and tell takes of the Cold War. These award-winning tours are unique and well worth the visit.
Kincardine
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“Check out the HMCS Ojibwa SUBMARINE at Port Burwell!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Retired Ojibwa submarine is available for touring. It costs around $17.00 per adult person each but well worth it as they try to restore this beauty. A perfect attraction for children to see as part of history. It has only been open for 4 weeks but it is well organized. They have handy washroom facilities near the front entrance before you gather and line up to take an inside (or just outside) tour.
It is dry-docked and you can go inside and have a college age tour guide explain the workings of the sub and see where 75 sailors lived sometimes for up to almost 250 days at a time! YIKES! VERY, very - I mean VERY close quarters. I cannot stress this enough. LOL NO privacy was afforded these men.
There's no windows, so if you have a tendancy towards being claustrophobic, don't go on it, just walk around the outside.
I have attached a photo; the sub looks small from the harbour but is HUGE once you are near it.

Visited July 2013
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Burford
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“Not Worth It”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

First , the projectobjiwa website is still down , 5 days after I visited and reported it . We took a chance that it was open . It is extremely costly to take a family . $66.50 for 2 adults , 1 teen and a 7 year is outrangeous . The Warplane museum in Hamilton is $12 per adult to give some perspective . This should be priced so that all Canadians can tour , not just the haves. After all , we already paid for it once.
Having said , our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and it was a interesting , 1 hr tour. There could have being some kind of a literature hand out , that my grand son may have wished to do a show and tell. But nothing. It was 30 plus degrees this week July 15th and not so much as a bottled water offered , though it was , noticeably available at the base of the sub.
I'm afraid the project is doomed to fail , unless the Tourist board for this area can get it togather.
PS - The beach area cleanliness is much to be desired as well. Ive being to Port Burwell., Twice. First and Last

Visited July 2013
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“Port Burrell submarine exhibit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We did the external review of this new exhibit and found the tour guide very knowledgeable and exhibit fascinating and much better than I had anticipated. The external tour also gives you an overview of the logistics of getting this 295 foot beast from the water to the static display pods it sits on.

There is also a tour available of the internal workings of this static display but we decided to wait for cooler weather to take that portion even though the sub is air conditioned. The internal tour should be twice as fascinating.

Visited July 2013
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Paris
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“Interesting and Amazing Historical Story”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

We were amazed at the the size of the submarine. A friendly young tour guide provided with a brief history of this cold war sub and its journey from Halifax to its final resting place in Port Burwell. An outside tour is $5 per person and when the sub is remodeled and air conditioned by July 1 the inside tour will be $18.50. I intend on returning to take in this unusual tour in this small Lake Erie port.

Visited May 2013
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