Alexander Henry

Transportation Museum of Thunder Bay
There is an ongoing need for volunteers. The Transportation Museum is currently recruiting volunteers to support their efforts to have the ship ready for this year's visitors.


Date(s) - May 24, 2018 - Dec 31, 2024
12:00 am




CCGS Alexander Henry is a former Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker, buoy tending, Lighthouse Supply Ship that served on the Great Lakes from 1959 to 1984.

In 1986 the vessel was handed over to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, Ontario for preservation as a museum ship.

The vessel was constructed by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. at their yard in Port Arthur, Ontario and launched on 18 July 1958. The icebreaker entered service in July 1959 with the Department of Transport’s Marine Service as CGS Alexander Henry using the prefix “Canadian Government Ship”.

CCGS Alexander Henry served her entire coast guard career on the Great Lakes, stationed on Lake Superior.

In 2017 arrangements were finally in place to bring the Alexander Henry home to Thunder Bay.

The Transportation Museum is recruiting volunteers to support their ongoing efforts to present this popular attraction to the the citizens of Thunder Bay and visitors to our city.

  • Volunteers are needed immediately to prepare the Ship for this year’s visitors.
  • Current volunteer positions include Cleaning of Cabins and Display areas along with other areas of the Ship.
  • Volunteers are also needed to help load materials onto the Ship.

A variety of positions for volunteers will be established to get the Alexander Henry ready for public viewing. YOU can be one of those volunteers who will be needed to continue making this unique venture a success.

Please submit the form below: “Click to Volunteer”.

Volunteer Opportunities