Marathon & District Historical Society and Museum

Town of Marathon

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The Marathon & District Historical Society thanks all the donors who have made the dream of saving the tug Peninsula into a growing reality. She now rests ashore between Cummings Beach and the Woodyard. She wintered well, and Phase 2, moving her to her place of pride at the site of the former Everest Hotel, and dressing her for her debut, is about to get underway. 

This stage of her journey, including final preparations for the Peninsula to meet the visiting public, has a price, and will require further generosity. New donors are invited and most welcome, as are any past donors who are moved to chip in once again. With your help, we can complete this homage to the early history of the town and the Marathon pioneers who transported all those vast rafts of wood from river mouth to pulp mill. Please give what you can.

The estimated cost of this phase is approximately $100,000.00, which will cover this final move, as well as the job of painting, closing, and readying the Peninsula to rest proudly overlooking the bay, and to educate visitors about Marathon’s early history.

The Marathon & District Historical Society is a registered charitable organization. Tax receipts will be issued for any donation of $20.00 or more. Donations may be made by direct Interac transfer to, or on-line through Canada Helps: 


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