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John Eikost, of Perrysburg, center, took a look at the 160 year-old ship on display inside the partially renovated National Museum of the Great Lakes.

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Chris Gillcrist executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, directs the group of more than 50 people who had come to tour the partially renovated museum.

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Chris Gillcrist executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, describes the exhibits to come, including the 160 year-old boat on display behind him.

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Chris Gillcrist executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, describes the exhibits to come, including the 160 year-old boat on display behind him.

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The National Museum of the Great Lakes, near downtown Toledo, is almost finished with its renovations.

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Lead builder John Daugs, left, works on an exhibit instillation near a 160 year-old boat inside the partially renovated museum.

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Michelle Devine, left, and Rob Krain, right, chat inside the museum.

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A look inside the partially renovated National Museum of the Great Lakes near downtown Toledo.

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Gary Murphy, left, and Jim Appold, of Rossford, center, take a look at the virtual tour of the submerged Edmond Fitzgerald as part of a tour inside the partially renovated National Museum of the Great Lakes.

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Some of the exhibit markers are already posted.

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The Jet Express II waits to sail up the Maumee River. The ship carried members of the public who had turned out to tour the museum.

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Members of the public, who had turned out to tour the partially renovated National Museum of the Great Lakes near downtown Toledo, board the Jet Express II on the Maumee River.

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The Jet Express II sails up the Maumee River.

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The Jet Express II sails up the Maumee River.

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The Jet Express II sails toward downtown Toledo on the Maumee River.

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The Jet Express II sails up the Maumee River.

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