Last Whaleback Ship The Meteor - Superior WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 46° 43.352 W 092° 03.816
15T E 571558 N 5174757
Quick Description: Last Whaleback Ship The Meteor - Superior WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2010 1:40:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM8ZWC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
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Long Description:
The Last Whaleback Ship the "Meteor" is on display in Superior WIon Barkers Island. The ship is open for tours. "Tour the last whaleback ship in the world! The SS Meteor is the last The S.S. Meteor- the Last Whaleback on Earth!remaining of these innovative ships (called whalebacks for their rounded hulls) designed by Captain Alexander McDougall. Launched from Superior in 1896, she carried a variety of cargos on the Great Lakes, including iron ore, grain, cars, and oil. In 1972 she was brought home to Superior and is now permanently berthed on Barkers Island. Hear the ship's whistle and see the original 1896 steam engine as you tour from pilot house to cargo holds. The Museum also features exhibits on Twin Ports shipbuilding history and Great Lakes shipwrecks. September through mid-October Thursday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm The SS Meteor Whaleback Museum is closed from mid-October to mid-May Guided tours available daily on the hour, last tour departs at 4pm. Group rates available, for information call (715) 394-5712 for information Rates Adult.....................................$6.00 *Seniors/Students................$5.00 Children under 6...................Free Exhibit area only...................$4.00" www.superiorpublicmuseums.org
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