Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

Great Lakes Marine Museum - Confederation Basin Marina

By Andy Adams

This summer, make a point of visiting the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.

This interesting facility is the original Kingston drydock and Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. McDonald laid the cornerstone as his last official act, 200 years ago this year.

George Cuthbertson, one of the founders of C&C Yachts recently donated his personal collection of drawings and information to the museum. In the 1980s C&C Yachts was the world’s foremost sailboat builder.

There was a little good news for the museum recently. On April 7, Kingston City Council passed a motion to extend the property lease until the end of 2016, but the museum’s beautiful waterfront location is highly sought after by land developers hoping to build waterfront condominiums.

Make a point of seeing the museum this summer while it’s still there!


Kingston Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

Museum open year round. Check website for hours.


Great Lakes Marine Museum - Models on display Great Lakes Marine Museum - Alexander Henry Helm Great Lakes Marine Museum - Building Exterior Great Lakes Marine Museum Sign Great Lakes Marine Museum - Ship Building sign




















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