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Marvel at one of the finest private collections of model ships in the world. Each model has been painstakingly built according to original plans using the finest exotic woods. The collection is exquisitely displayed in a restored 1880s home overlooking the St. Lawrence River's Seaway Lock at Iroquois.

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 LAWRENCEHMS SHANNON.
  • The museum is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Tour and bus groups are welcome. Free guided tours are available upon advance request.