Note: The Mather is open for Tall Ships ticket holders and Science Center members only on July 8-10. Science Center members will have access to the Mather on these dates and will need to check-in at the Science Center first. Members will not have access to the rest of the Tall Ships vessels without a Tall Ships ticket.
Mather hours from June through August are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.
Mather hours from September through October are Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. The Mather will be open for the Labor Day Air Show event from September 3 through 5.
Steamship William G. Mather
Tour this restored 618-foot historic ship and see what life was like on board a working Great Lakes freighter. Explore the 1925-built Mather from stem to stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center. Experience the golden era of steamships on one of the best.
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Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
|Children (under 2)||FREE|
When the Steamship William G. Mather was built in 1925 by Great Lakes Engineering Works in Ecorse, Michigan, she was considered the latest word in ship design, propulsion, navigation equipment, and crew accommodations. She was the flagship of The Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Company fleet until 1952.