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Dossin Great Lakes Museum – Virtual Tour

Dossin Great Lakes Museum - Virtual Tour

Dossin Great Lakes Museum – Virtual Tour

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is a maritime museum along the Detroit River, with a focus on Detroit’s role in maritime history. The museum features maritime exhibits and one of the largest collection of model ships in the world.

The Museum which features artifacts and exhibits on the history and ships of the Great Lakes was founded in 1949.

The museum’s first home was aboard a wooden schooner, the last commercial sailing ship on the Great Lakes.

The museum moved to Belle Isle in 1959 and has had regular refurbishments and renovations with new exhibit updates.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum - Virtual Tour

Highlights of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum

  • The massive bow anchor of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald – which went down in a storm in 1975
  • The Miss Pepsi –  one of the fastest hydroplane racing boats of all time, and the first boat to qualify for a race at a speed of over 100 miles per hour
  • The SS William Clay Ford Pilot House – one of the city’s most noted freighters
  • The smoking lounge of the SS City of Detroit III – from the golden age of lake steamers
  • One of the largest collection of scale model ships 

Dossin Great Lakes Museum - Virtual Tour

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

  • Museum:      Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  • City:               Detroit
  • State:             Michigan
  • Country:        United States
  • Founded:      1949
  • Type:             Maritime Museum, Specialist Museum
  • Location:      100 The Strand, Detroit, MI, United States

Dossin Great Lakes Museum – Map

Dossin Great Lakes Museum – 360 Virtual Views

Dossin Great Lakes Museum – 360 Virtual Views

Dossin Great Lakes Museum – 360 Virtual Views

Dossin Great Lakes Museum – 360 Virtual Views

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Virtual Tour of the Museums in Detroit

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

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“It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.”
– Sir Francis Drake

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Photo Credit: PDru2014 from Detroit, United States / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Jrissman / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0); PDru2014 from Detroit, United States / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

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