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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Icebreaker Mackinaw

You are welcome aboard the Icebreaker Mackinaw which was retired five years ago.  Up and down skinny little ladders you climb, exploring the engine room, the captain's quarters, the heads, the galley --all the way up to the steering room. Is that what you call it? It is a very cool experience. Berthed in Mackinaw City, the self-guided tour let's you explore at your own pace.  Very proud Coast Guard guides are strategically placed and give you more detail about various aspects of the ship built during World War II. You'll be amazed at some of the facts--like at one time, it cut through a layer of ice 35 feet thick!

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