Maritime History

Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum. Tour a WWII submarine and a Prohibition-era Coast Guard cutter, then browse museum exhibits on World War II, the Cold War, Great Lakes shipping and more.

SS Milwaukee Clipper. This "Queen of the Great Lakes" carried thousands of passengers between Muskegon and Milwaukee from 1941 to 1970. Today, this National Historic Landmark is open for tours.

LST 393. USS Landing Ship Tank 393 carried tanks, amphibious assault vehicles and troops to Europe during World War II, earning three battle stars in the invasions of Sicily, Italy and Normandy. Later, she became a merchant ship on Lake Michigan. Today, she's a floating Veterans Museum with artifacts and displays honoring those who served America.

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. Every summer, the lakeshore community of Grand Haven pays tribute to the men and women of the USCG with a week of fun, fireworks, celebration and tradition.