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Friends of the Mackinaw

 What an exciting year this is for us!


On August 13, 2011 we officially accepted title and full ownership of the USCGC Mackinaw WABG83.  Both the determination and commitment of so many made it possible for us to realize this major step in the future of the ship and museum. 

Over the past six years we have proved that the museum is an exciting and viable attraction for Mackinaw City and the area.  Annually, we host over 20,000 tour guests.  This year, our interacive Educational Tour program taught over 700 children about topics such as knot-tying, safety aboard, communications and the history of the ship.  We recently lauched an Overnight Encampment program where groups such as the Boy Scouts of America have the opportunity to sleep aboard the ship and even complete small work projects as part of their Merit Badge System. 

Now is the time for us to move "FULL SPEED AHEAD" with those and other projects.  As we continue to grow, we need the support of those of you, who like us, love the Mackinaw

We are confident that you will find an easy way to support the museum and also enjoy some great perks!  

Please join us in making the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Musuem the finest floating maritime museum on the Great Lakes! 


The levels of support and associated donations are listed on the form below.  Here are the corresponding benefits:


Name                            Inagural Gift*                     Admission

Petty Officer                                                              2 adult or 1 family pass, one admission                 

Chief Petty Officer       Lapel Pin                              Unlimited for member plus 1 guest, per visit

Chief Warrant Officer  Icebreaker Mackinaw DVD   Unlimited for member plus 2 guests, per visit   

Ensign                         Icebreaker Mackinaw book   Unlimited for member plus 3 guests, per visit 


* An equal value gift may be substituted due to availability

Inaugural gift will be presented for first-year membership only unless level of support in increased. Supporters will also receive a 10% discount in the Ship's Store, email receipt of our newsletter and notice of upcoming special events.  Your "Friends of the Mackinaw" card must be presented for admission and store discount.


We also offer business and corporate sponsorship opportunities.  Please email for more information. 


***Our website does not accept automated credit card payments. If you would like to pay via credit card, please submit the completed form and email it to us. We will contact you for payment information.


* = Required Fields
Name of member for membership card:.
If yes, please provide name and address of donor.

** Former Mackinaw Crew: All former crew members of the Mackinaw WAGB 83 receive a 15% discount off the price of any membership category.

I wish to make an additional, unrestricted donation in support of Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum programs.
I wish to make an additional donation to the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Endowment Fund through the Straits Area Community Foundation.

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