Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum
Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum
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TGB40
Calgary, Canadá442 aportes
5,0 de 5 burbujas
ago de 2023 • Pareja
Enjoyed the Dixon Entrance Museum. Spent about 1 hour. Lots to read. Information is well displayed. Worth a visit
Escrita el 14 de agosto de 2023
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PookyCake
Victoria, Canadá14.422 aportes
4,0 de 5 burbujas
ago de 2021
Established in 2001, the Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum was created to record and preserve the maritime history of the Greater Masset Area. In this regard, it covers a number of key sectors: Ship building, military history, early medical pioneers, canneries, whaling and personal narratives on the northern half of Graham Island.

The museum, which is housed in a heritage building (built 1914), is fairly compact in size but tells a mammoth of a tale. I understand that, pre-COVID, guided tours were available but it’s now self-guided with the option to ask questions of the volunteer staff. As such, we ambled about the space at our own pace and enjoyed learning about many of the exhibits. Highlights included learning about the Queen Charlotte Dungeness Crab brand as a sought after commodity; the pictorial history of the canneries and the role they played in early settler economies (1910s to 1930s); the early medical history on Haida Gwaii (the museum building once served as a hospital); boat building in Old Massett, including an interesting write-up on Haida canoe construction; and, of course, the brief whaling history on Haida Gwaii.

Augmenting much of the displays are crucial personal narratives of locals, which helps put a face to the history in front of us. In fact, for me, it was these personal stories – written or in the form of donated artifacts – that proved to be most impactful. They helped tie everything together and conveyed a narrative of the every day. Important events – history – aren’t just recorded by historians or anthropologists. We each have a role to play here and the Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum clarifies this in a most poignant and compelling way by celebrating the community.

Haida Gwaii has 3 museums: The Haida Heritage Centre, the Museum of Port Clements, and the Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum. Each one highlights different aspects of life on the archipelago. Thus, for a fuller and richer experience on Haida Gwaii, I strongly recommend making time for all 3!
Escrita el 15 de diciembre de 2021
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Paul K
Vancouver, Canadá311 aportes
4,0 de 5 burbujas
may de 2019 • Pareja
Our visit was just after they’d opened for the season. Hours will be limited until summer. This former hospital in Masset is full of fishing memorabilia, and some other stuff from the history of the area. Our volunteer guide was full of info about fishing, local concerns about tanker traffic, and other timely topics. It’s worth the visit. It’s not expensive and it helps maintain an interesting history of this pretty remote area.
Escrita el 2 de junio de 2019
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Scott R
Isla de Vancouver, Canadá294 aportes
4,0 de 5 burbujas
may de 2019 • Pareja
Like so many museums in small towns a fun place packed with exhibits that have come from local residents. We enjoyed it and speaking with the volunteer on duty that day
Escrita el 26 de mayo de 2019
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Penry
Cornwall UK31 aportes
5,0 de 5 burbujas
ago de 2018 • Amigos
The museum was "manned" by a volunteer - Nita. She was extremely knowledgeable and helped us as a group researching our family who moved to Haida Gwaii in the 1920's. She arranged for us to get photo copies of information and suggested where we should visit fo more information. For a small museum it has a wealth of information and artefacts for both young and old.
Escrita el 16 de septiembre de 2018
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Professional-Pilgrim
Alberta, Canadá1.349 aportes
5,0 de 5 burbujas
ago de 2018 • Pareja
Small, but packed with interesting stuff related to the sea. Lots of historical artefacts. They even had some gorgeous moon snail shells for sale, at a buck a shell! The elderly gentleman on duty was very knowledgeable about the collection, and was more than ready to answer any questions.
Escrita el 22 de agosto de 2018
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lmarie489
Courtenay, Canadá3 aportes
5,0 de 5 burbujas
ago de 2018
This volunteer staffed museum gives an excellent overview of European life and Maritime activity in the area. Many interesting artifacts and personal accounts of people living in the area.
Escrita el 15 de agosto de 2018
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Stephanielynn09
Fanny Bay, Canadá24 aportes
4,0 de 5 burbujas
ago de 2016 • Pareja
Great little museum with friendly, knowledgable staff. Super interesting for those interested in boats and Haida Gwaii history. Plan on 45-60 min, unless you want to look through all the photo albums.
Escrita el 2 de agosto de 2016
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Marisa P
Vancouver, Canadá18 aportes
5,0 de 5 burbujas
jul de 2016 • Familia
We enjoyed our visit to the maritime museum. Strangely, the posters in the bathroom were a highlight since we had never seen them elsewhere! A lovely artwork display, many objects and stories to explore. Even a collection of photo books from the island's history. A local senior was sitting going through all the albums and sharing a few tidbits with us.

Very cool place to see! Don't forget to go to Barb's Pottery on your way out. (A few doors down.)
Escrita el 23 de julio de 2016
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Allan G
Duncan, Canadá25 aportes
3,0 de 5 burbujas
jul de 2015 • Familia
if you have a bit of time to kill, some interesting maritime artifacts from the from the first non native settlers in the area, the museum in Port Clements is worth a visit also, it had more historical records and logging industry memorabilia . the staff was very helpful
Escrita el 15 de junio de 2016
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