Monday, March 3, 2008


The marine Museum of the great lakes at kingston RE-OPENed FOR ITS 32ND SEASON of operation ON MONDAY 03 MARCH 2008. MUSEUM HOURS ARE MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.

the museum houses four PERMANENT GALLERIES which explore aspects of maritime life on the great lakes including: motive power from sail to steam, life of the great lakes sailor, underwater exploration, and the kingston and garden island shipbuilding industries.

THE MUSEUM SHIP ALEXANDER HENRY, a retired coast guard light ice breaker and buoy tender, re-opens for the season on 16 may. in addition to a ship’s tour, visitors may book an overnight stay on board in one of the officer’s cabins. the alexander henry bed and breakfast is operated by the marine museum victoria day to labour day. please call the museum for reservations.

AS ALWAYS, THE MUSEUM IS OPEN FOR PRE-BOOKED GROUP TOURS BY calling for an APPOINTMENT. researchers wishing to use the audrey rushbrook memorial library or the gordon c. shaw study centre are also advised to call first for an appointment.

The Marine Museum collects, preserves and presents the maritime history of the Great Lakes and kingston’s shipbuilding past. the museum is located at 55 Ontario Street at the former kingston ship-yards and dry-dock site and may be reached by phone at 613 542-2261.

ADMISSION IS $6.50 FOR ADULTS, $6.00 for students and seniors and $12.50 for a family. Children under 5 are admitted free. purchasing an annual family membership at $50.00, provides free access to the Marine Museum and a subscription to the Museum’s quarterly newsletter jib gems.

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