Hours of Operation
Mid May – Mid October
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone (613) 652-6277
11128 County Road 2, Iroquois ON
The collection traces the history of sailing around the world, from the earliest Egyptian ships to modern transatlantic steamers. The collection also contains a unique mix of American and British warships from the War of 1812. The museum is air-conditioned and handicap accessible. Tour and bus groups are welcome. Free, guided tours are available upon advance request.
What You'll See
- The collection traces the history of sail around the world, from the earliest Egyptian ships to modern transatlantic steamers, including TITANIC and EMPRESS of IRELAND. On display are viking longboats; medieval galley’s and royal yachts; ships of world discovery, including Cook’s ENDEAVOUR, Darwin’s BEAGLE; famous Tea Clippers, including the THERMOPYLAE, CUTTY SARK and SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS; Spanish galleons including the most famous treasure-ship ATOCHAdiscovered by Mel Fisher off the Florida Keys; Ships-of-the-line from the 14th to 19 century including VASA, SOLEIL ROYAL, VICTORY. We also have a collection of ships from the American Revolution including: LEXINGTON, RALEIGH, INDEPENDENCE AND MARIA. Also on display are many ships which have played a significant role in Canadian history, including: the John Cabot’s MATTHEW; The Hudson Bay Company’s NONSUCH; explorer La Salle’s GRIFFON, the recently discovered 1780 brig HMS ONTARIO, the RCMP Schooner LaROCH; the EMPRESS of IRELAND, TITANIC, and the Canadian Coast Guard ice-breakerSIMON FRASER.
- The collection contains a unique collection of American and British warships from the War of 1812 including: the US schooners HAMIILTON & SCOURGE; HMS PRINCE REGENT; HMS ST. LAWRENCE; HMS ESSEX; USS WASP; USS CONSTITUTION; HMS NANCY; USS NIAGARA, USS LAWRENCE; HMS SHANNON.
- The museum is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Tour and bus groups are welcome. Free guided tours are available upon advance request.