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Steamship William G. Mather

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Address: 1001 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
Phone Number: 216 574 6262
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The 618-foot-long Mather, a restored 1925 Great Lakes bulk freighter, is a...

The 618-foot-long Mather, a restored 1925 Great Lakes bulk freighter, is a floating maritime museum.

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An exceptional study of a ship that delivered ore on the Great Lakes, with open facilities to explore from technical to what helped the crew to relax during long journeys.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An exceptional study of a ship that delivered ore on the Great Lakes, with open facilities to explore from technical to what helped the crew to relax during long journeys.

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Cleveland weekend of the 12th, this was on my list of things to do. After walking 15 or so minutes in blazing heat we arrived just to see that it didn't open until 11:00....it was only 10:00. Very disappointed that we couldn't take a tour but I got a few decent photos. I've been fascinated watching oar/cargo... More 

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ST GEORGE BRANT
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first we weren't sure if we wanted to do this but now glad we did! Great to see the history of this steamship on our self guided tour. It took us approx. an hr and a half to walk through it. There are human guides (students) along the way if you have questions. Well worth the tour for those... More 

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North Manchester, Indiana
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating to tour everything from the Captains quarters to the engine rooms and a whole lot in between. Ship was built in the 1920's and doesn't seem to have been modified much over the years. Easy to imagine what it would have been like crossing the lakes in this vessel. This is not handicap accessible - but if it was... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ship is a nice piece of history. Not a flashy tour, you basically get to follow the orange line and walk through the ship. A must see for the type of people who like ships and all things mechanical. (a good pairing with the Cod just down the road) Not good for people who have trouble climbing stairs and... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I love anything that's related to maritime history. this is by far one of the best ships I've toured, but be warned there are a lot of vey steep and narrow steps to climb. other than that this ship is pretty amazing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Took my husband here for his birthday this year and we both actually enjoyed it! It was so interesting to be able to walk through the ship and explore what life would have been like on it. I have already recommended this to friends and family!

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Thank Sarah D
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The Steamship is part of the Great Lakes Science Center, so you will need to stop there for your tickets. We visited just the ship, so it was around $9.00. Upon entry, you are in the hull of the ship and there are a number of static exhibits to acclimate you on the what/where and when of it all. I... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

It is a rare opportunity to get on a steamship like this beauty! The tour was fun and you could see much of the ship. Inspired: the entire ship - especially the Fo'c'sle Atmosphere: beautiful Great Lakes steamship Service: staff was excellent and knowledgeable Parking: parked in garage next door Discovered: bought ticket with our Great Lakes Science Center admission... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Wow! On a recent trip to Cleveland with my niece, after touring the Rock & Roll HOF, we decided to check out this steamship. It is a self-guided tour that is well marked out with orange lines and arrows to follow. The craftsmanship is remarkable, it is extremely informative and worth the cost. Definitely a must see while visiting Cleveland.

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