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Marquette Maritime Museum Lyle Gun Demonstration

Presented by Marquette Maritime Museum at Marquette Maritime Museum, Marquette MI

Aug 04 2017
Marquette Maritime Museum Lyle Gun Demonstration

Celebrate Coast Guard Day with a Lyle Gun Demonstration by the Marquette Maritime Museum!

The Marquette Maritime Museum will mark the occasion of the 228th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard by firing their historic line-throwing Lyle Gun on Coast Guard Day, August 4, at 1:00 p.m. (weather permitting).  “We cannot think of better way of honoring this great group of brave men and women than the loud roar of the Lyle gun over Lake Superior!” says Museum President Fred Stonehouse.

The small cannon was used to shoot a line from shore to a shipwreck near shore. Crews then sent out a “breeches buoy” to bring stranded crew to safety.

The Lyle Gun was named for its developer,

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ADMISSION INFO

The Marquette Maritime Museum will mark the occasion of the 228th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard by with a free demonstration of firing their historic line-throwing Lyle Gun on Coast Guard Day, August 4, at 1:00 p.m. (weather permitting).

 

 

Contact: 906-226-2006

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Demonstrations are weather permitting

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

PHOTOS

  • Lyle Gun

LOCATION

Marquette Maritime Museum

Location: 300 Lakeshore Blvd, Mailing: PO Box 1096, Marquette, MI 49855

PARKING INFO

A few parking spaces located next to the city Waterworks building and Museum on Lakeshore. Parking lot is located behind Museum on lakeside.

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