Cannery Boathouse

The cannery was first built as a warehouse and converted to a state-of-the-art cannery for cherries in the early 1920s. In recent years, the Cannery has housed a museum of historic boats used around Glen Haven and the Manitou Islands. Volunteers have donated many hours to restoring the boats and operating the exhibit. The Cannery Boathouse Museum is the largest public exhibit of Great Lakes small craft.

Inside the Cannery Boathouse with a volunteer

Inside the Cannery Boathouse with a volunteer

Kerry Kelly 2005



11 am - 5pm daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Days and hours vary after Labor Day.




At the bend in the road in historic village of Glen Haven off M-109


Volunteer staff provide interpretive talks and answers questions


Historic boat collection including vessels, motors, and equipment


Public restrooms are available by the Glen Haven General Store

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