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Volunteer at the Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum

There are ample opportunities to volunteer your services with the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum. If you are available to volunteer for the 2011 tour season please contact the Operations Manager, Lisa Pallagi at 231.420.1407 or  We have a variety of volunteer times and dates to suit your schedule.

p.s.: It’s a lot of fun too!

A little information....


With a length of 290 feet and a beam of 74 feet 4 inches, MACKINAW is the largest United States Coast Guard Cutter assigned to the Great Lakes. Six Fairbanks Morse 10-cylinder, opposed-piston diesel engines drive generators that provide electrical power to turn two 14-foot diameter stern propellers each weighing 10.7 tons. The engineering plant can develop 10,000 shaft horsepower to drive MACKINAW at a maximum speed of nearly 19 knots or 22 miles per hour. A full load displacement of 5,252.4 tons produces a draft of 19 feet 2-1/4 inches. When fully loaded, MACKINAW could carry 369,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 40,200 gallons of potable water.