Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum receives special Legislative Grant

Posted on April 1st, 2018
Mackinaw City, MI – The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $ 300,000 Special Legislative Grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  The funds will support the repainting and resurfacing of the decommissioned 290’ USCGC

2018 1st Quarter Newsletter

Posted on March 21st, 2018
Our latest newsletter is available on our website  Be sure to view it to see all of the latest news and what we have planned for this upcoming season! 1st Quarter 2018 Newsletter…

New Freighter Cruise Raffle

Posted on December 17th, 2017
Here is your chance to win a Cruise of a Lifetime! As a ship-lover, you’ve probably always wondered what it would be like to ride on a freighter. Well, you just might get to find out! We are raffling a 4-7 day cruise for two aboard a Great Lakes freighter, courtesy of Central Marine Logistics, whos…

2017 4th Quarter Newsletter

Posted on November 20th, 2017
Hot off the press! Our latest newsletter spotlights summer events and activities. Check out the special offer on Christmas gift ideas such as our 2018 calendar. We are also still raising funds for the resurfacing/painting project so an “I Helped Paint The Ship” shirt will make a great…

2017 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Posted on August 25th, 2017
Hello! Hot off the press!! Our most recent newsletter is available via our website In addition to news about the ship, there is a great story of a 99 year-old gentleman who helped build the ship in Toledo, Ohio. 3rd 2017 Newsletter…


Posted on August 3rd, 2017
As part of our ongoing fundraising effort we have created a GoFundMe page.  All proceeds will go into an restricted account used to paint and resurface the ship. Please consider a donation or the purchase of a shirt via our website  Thank you for your support! https…


Posted on July 25th, 2017
The “Queen of the Great Lakes” needs your assistance! Time and weather have taken their toll on this Grand Lady and she is need of serious repairs and painting; she needs a bit more than a new coat of lipstick! Here is your chance to be a part of getting her back into “Ship-shape”. SUPPORT OUR RESURFACING…

Rosie the Riveter

Posted on May 23rd, 2017
We are pleased to announce an informative and fun presentation by Ms. Angie Timan. She will present her “Rosie the Riveter” program focusing on the actual work that women did while building the USCGC Mackinaw WAGB 83 in Toledo, Ohio in the early 1940’s. She is the Indiana State Representative for the…