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This country came from the sea.  Almost all of us have ancestors who came across oceans to be here, much of our early growth and prosperity came from fishing, boat building and trade, and the oceans served as a protective barrier for many years.  Here are nine pages of places that celebrate that heritage.  Let us know of those we've missed.  
 

Maritime Michigan to Munising

 
  Maritime Pages:  AK-CA, CA-DE, FLGA-LA, MAMD, MEMI to Mun, MI-NC, NH-OH, PA-ZZ  

 
Michigan
Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum
Address
Phone
Web Site 
www.greatlakeslore.org/
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

Michigan
Alpena
Thunder Bay Underwater Preserve
c/o Alpena CVB
Alpena MI 49707
Phone
Web Site
http://www.michigan.gov/deq/1,1607,7-135-3313_3677_3701-14591--,00.html
Toll Free 800 582-1906
Alt Web http://www.alpena.com/thunder_bay_underwater_preserve.htm
Description 288 Square mile underwater preserve, numerous shipwrecks
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship

Michigan
Bay City
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum
3372 East Woodland Drive
Bay City MI 48706
Phone 989 686-3125
Web Site http://www.cfadams.org/
Toll Free 888 820-SHIP
E-mail mailto:kegley@cfadams.org
Description Group is attempting to obtain guided missile destroyer USS Charles F Adams and turn it into a floating museum
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Maritime
Industry /Profession Naval
New or Updated: 06/26/2003

Michigan
Beaver Island
Marine Museum
On the Harbor at St James
Box 263
Beaver Island MI
Phone 616 448-2254
Web Site http://www.ring.com/counties/charattr.htm
Description memorabilia of commercial port including industrial uses, shipwrecks, and ship building
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Industry Profession Logging
Era 1906
Owner/Operator: Beaver Island Historic Society

Michigan
Cheboygan
US Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw
Address
Cheboygan MI
Phone
231 627-3181
Web Site http://www.duluthshippingnews.com/ships/ship266.html
Alt Web http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/usa/guard.htm
Description active cutter since 1944, specially built Great Lakes Ice cutter, tours when docked
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship

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Michigan
Detroit
Detroit Hydroplane Museum
2121 Franklin St
Detroit MI  48207
Phone 
313 393-3366
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship
Collection G-M Hydroplane

Dossin Great Lakes Museum
100 Strand Dr
Detroit MI  48207
Phone 
313 852-4051
Web Site  www.detroithistorical.org/index.html
Description  on Belle Isle, history of Great Lakes and Detroit River maritime
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

 

 

 MI

  Douglas

  Keewatin Maritime Museum

  Blue Star Highway & Union Street

  PO Box 638

  Douglas  MI   49406    

  Phone   616 857-2464

  Alt Phone   517 589-8635

  Web Site  http://www.keewatinmaritimemuseum.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@keewatinmaritimemuseum.com

  Alt Web  http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/ships/lists/name_2j.htm

  Description  several boats & land exhibits focusing on 1907 350 foot excursion steamboat

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type   Ship

  New or Updated:  7/29/2004
 

  MI

  Ecorse

  Steamer SS Columbia

  Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co South Slip

  Ecorse  MI

  Web Site http://sscolumbia.org/Home.html

  Description  steamer used to transport visitors to Bob-Lo Island Amusement Park,

                    oldest passenger steamer in US, restoration efforts underway

  Type of Resource  History Related Organization

  Building Type Ship

  Owner/Operator:  Steamer Columbia Foundation

  New or Updated:  8/22/2007
 

Michigan
Empire
Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station/Maritime Museum
MAIL 9922 Front Street
Empire MI 49530
Phone
231 326-5134

  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/slbe/

  Description  part of national lakeshore which also includes lighthouse & historic rural farm district

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Industry /Profession Lifesaving

  New or Updated: 7/30/2004

The Cannery Historic Boat Collection
Glen Haven, M-109/M-209
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Empire MI  49630
Phone 
231 326-5134
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/slbe/
E-mail  mailto:SLBE_Interpretation@nps.gov
Alt Web  http://www.leelanau.com/dunes/
Description  boat collection with vessels, motors, equipment
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship

 

 

 

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Escanaba
 
Sand Point Lighthouse Museum
 
Sand Point, Ludington Park
 
PO Box 484
 
Escanaba  MI  49829    
 
Phone  906 786-3763
 
Web Site  http://www.exploringthenorth.com/sandhills/inn.html
 
E-mail  mailto:frabotta@up.net
 
Alt Web  http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/4278/sandpoint.html
 
Description  restored to 19th century appearance, including Keeper's cottage
 
Type of Resource  Lodging
 
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
Building Type  Lighthouse
 
Era      1867
 
Owner/Operator:  Delta County Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  10/29/2003

Michigan
Manistee
S S City of Milwaukee
51 Ninth Street
Manisteee MI  49660
Phone 
231 398-0328
Web Site  www.carferry.com/
E-mail  mailto:info@carferry.com
Description  last remaining Great Lakes train/passenger ferry -- overnight stays aboard ship available
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship
Owner/Operator:  Society for the Preservation of the SS City of Milwaukee

Michigan
Marquette
Marquette Maritime Museum
200 Lakeshore Drive
Marquette MI  49855
Phone
906 226-2006
Web Site  www.uproc.lib.mi.us/maritime/maritime.htm
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

Michigan
Munising
Alger Underwater Preserve
Alger Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 139
Munising MI 49862
Phone
Web Site http://www.michigan.gov/deq/1,1607,7-135-3313_3677_3701-14591--,00.html
Alt Web http://www.munising.com/Attractions/preserve.html
Description underwater diving area featuring caves, shipwrecks, underwater trails
Type of Resource Activity
Primary Focus Maritime

 

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