Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, 5 blks. w. of City Hall at 55 Ontario St., is in the 18th-century dry dock buildings along Kingston's historic waterfront. Exhibits about shipbuilding and shipwrecks and artifacts, engines and tools illustrate Great Lakes maritime history, along with The Marine Superhighway: The Story of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.
Also displayed is the 3,000-metric-ton (3,300-ton) icebreaker Alexander Henry; today the ship's cabins accommodate bed and breakfast guests. A library and archives are open upon request.
Picnicking is permitted.
Museum and ship $8.50; $7.75 (ages 60+); $6 (students ages 15+ with ID); $5.50 (ages 5-14 with adult); $20 (family, two adults and up to four children ages 0-11).
CAA Members SAVE 10% on adult admission and student fees.
Hours: Museum open daily 10-5, mid-May to early Sept.; Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Mar. 1 through mid-May and early Sept.-late Nov.; by appointment rest of year. Ship open daily 10-4, May 1 through early Sept.; Mon.-Fri. 10-4, early Sept.-Nov. 30.