My daughter and I were doing the standard Lake Michigan tourist town faire when I picked up a pamplet on this museum. We walked down to it and gave it a look. It was a little on the pricey side for 1 adult and a child, but that's fine. The main building has a lot of interesting information about the local history. The shed with the old Coart Guard boats was cool and my 9 year old liked it.
By far, the best part of the museum is their tall ship Friends Good Will. As a paying customer, we got to tour the ship. There were 3-4 people on board that talked to us about it and answered any questions we had. My daughter got to work the rudder and hear about how the cannon worked. She enjoyed it all adn I got some really good photos of her onboard. We even talked about going out on it next summer. I'm going to make plans to do just that.
My advice about going to the museum is to go when the ship is docked, so you can take a look.
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