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Michigan Maritime Museum Official Page of the Michigan Maritime Museum www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org Home of vessels Friends Good Will, Lindy Lou, USCG 36460 & Bernida.
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#ThrowbackThursday to the MMM at Tulip Time Festival! We are looking forward to being able to join the festivities next ...
04/30/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to the MMM at Tulip Time Festival! We are looking forward to being able to join the festivities next year!

MLive.com
04/29/2020
MLive.com

MLive.com

Historians are working to identify a shipwreck that recently emerged on the beach near Ludington State Park.

Michigan Maritime Museum's cover photo
04/24/2020

Michigan Maritime Museum's cover photo

Today's #ThrowbackThursday and #TugboatThursday is of the fish tug “Indian", pictured in front of the Winkel Lumber Comp...
04/23/2020

Today's #ThrowbackThursday and #TugboatThursday is of the fish tug “Indian", pictured in front of the Winkel Lumber Company in South Haven.

The "Indian", along with the "Richard H." were among those vessels lost during the Armistice Day Storm of 1940, one of the worst storms in the recorded history of Lake Michigan occurred. The storm claimed 5 vessels and 66 lives.

Michigan Shipwreck Research Association
04/23/2020

Michigan Shipwreck Research Association

MSRA IDENTIFIES NEWLY DISCOVERED SHIPWRECK!

Severe storms on northern Lake Michigan have revealed more of our incredible Great Lakes maritime history. This one had to be investigated! But that's an interesting prospect during the COVID-19 lockdown. As it turns out, this wreck has ties to Manitowoc, WI, and Holland, MI!

Visit the MSRA website for the whole story...
http://michiganshipwrecks.org/kanters

Please share this with all your shipwreck and history-loving friends!

Spring has sprung at the Museum! #MIMuseumsFromHome #EarthDay2020
04/22/2020

Spring has sprung at the Museum!

#MIMuseumsFromHome #EarthDay2020

Happy Earth Day! Today we are celebrating our Great Lakes! The Great Lakes System holds 90% of the freshwater in the Uni...
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day! Today we are celebrating our Great Lakes!

The Great Lakes System holds 90% of the freshwater in the United States and approximately 20% of the world's freshwater supply. That’s 6 quadrillion gallons of water!

Forty million residents of the United States and Canada depend on this system for clean drinking water.

Today, the Great Lakes ecoregion contains a variety of habitats, including aquatic, forest, marsh, wetland, and dune ecosystems.

Widely varying climate, soils, and topography support more than 3,500 species of plants and animals.

Help us celebrate #EarthDay2020 by cleaning up our beaches, lakes and local waterways while staying safe and healthy!

#Boatie #Flashback of USCG 36460 from Coast Guard Clean Up in April 2017!
04/20/2020

#Boatie #Flashback of USCG 36460 from Coast Guard Clean Up in April 2017!

#Boatie the “Mackinaw” enjoying a little sunshine! #Throwback from 2018!
04/18/2020

#Boatie the “Mackinaw” enjoying a little sunshine! #Throwback from 2018!

#Boatie and a #FlashbackFriday of “Lindy Lou” after she was brought into the Padnos Boat Shed in the fall #MIMuseumsFrom...
04/17/2020

#Boatie and a #FlashbackFriday of “Lindy Lou” after she was brought into the Padnos Boat Shed in the fall #MIMuseumsFromHome

#Boatie This #ThrowbackThursday is a boatie from the MMM Historic Photo Collection and also a #TugboatThursday! Commerci...
04/16/2020

#Boatie This #ThrowbackThursday is a boatie from the MMM Historic Photo Collection and also a #TugboatThursday!
Commercial fishing tug “Florence” in dry dock in 1954 #MIMuseumsFromHome

#Boatie Without us around to visit the boats, they are starting to get a little bored. They have begun taking boaties, b...
04/15/2020

#Boatie Without us around to visit the boats, they are starting to get a little bored. They have begun taking boaties, boat selfies!

“Evelyn S” is catching some afternoon sun! #MIMuseumsFromHome

#Boatie Without us around to visit the boats, they are starting to get a little bored. They have begun taking boaties, b...
04/13/2020

#Boatie Without us around to visit the boats, they are starting to get a little bored. They have begun taking boaties, boat selfies!

US Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 36504 in the Van Oort Boathouse

The “Lindy Lou” coloring page and Cruising Down the River Word Search are great activities for students! Fun, new things...
04/09/2020

The “Lindy Lou” coloring page and Cruising Down the River Word Search are great activities for students! Fun, new things for students are being added all this week to the MMM Education Resource page for Spring Break. Check back every day for more!

https://www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/learn/education-resources/

04/08/2020
Make Your Own Compass

Ever wondered how to make a compass using every day objects? We’ve made a video showing you how! Be sure to check it out!

We will be adding fun, new things for students all this week for Spring Break. Check back every day for more!

https://youtu.be/E0CXuOqWC30

We will show you how to make a compass with everyday materials!

Welcome to Day 17 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we w...
04/05/2020

Welcome to Day 17 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

What is this?

Welcome to Day 16 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we w...
04/04/2020

Welcome to Day 16 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

Where is this?

South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce
04/03/2020

South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce

Here is some GOOD NEWS!! The weather buoy is operational on Lake Michigan!

https://glbuoys.glos.us/45168

Thanks to our great volunteer Tom Renner for the photos!

Welcome to Day 15 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we w...
04/03/2020

Welcome to Day 15 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

What is this?

04/02/2020
Visit South Haven

Visit South Haven

Take a virtual seat and listen to the sounds of the waves at Packard Park!

Welcome to Day 14 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we w...
04/02/2020

Welcome to Day 14 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

What is this?

***ANSWER:

This is the windlass from “Friends Good Will”! A windlass is an apparatus for moving heavy weights. Typically, a windlass consists of a horizontal barrel, which is rotated by the turn of a crank or belt.

Welcome to Day 13 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we w...
04/01/2020

Welcome to Day 13 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

What is this?

***ANSWER:

This is the projectile/missile for the Lyle gun found out in the Van Oort Boat House! It is a steel projectile fired from a Lyle gun on the beach to a standard vessel to establish a line for rescue operations with a breeches buoy.

Welcome to Day 12 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we w...
03/31/2020

Welcome to Day 12 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

What is this?

***ANSWER:

These are gill nets from our commercial fish tug “Evelyn S”! Gill nets are size-selective, meaning the panels of the gill net are designed to allow fish to swim partially through square mesh before the girth of the fish causes it to become entangled. Gill nets could be said to look like a fence that stands or is suspended in the water. Weights are attached along the bottom of the net and floats attached to the top of the nets keep it upright.

For more information about how gill nets were used be sure to check out the Great Lakes Fisheries Trail!

http://www.greatlakesfisheriestrail.org/collection.asp?ait=jv&jid=1

Welcome to Day 11 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we w...
03/30/2020

Welcome to Day 11 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

What is this?

***ANSWER:

This is the brass steam whistle from the passenger steamer "City of Grand Rapids" which was later used as a factory whistle for Everett Piano Company. It can be found out in the Van Oort Boat House!

Welcome to Day 10 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we w...
03/29/2020

Welcome to Day 10 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

Where is this?

***ANSWER: This is the wheel from the “Evelyn S”!

Welcome to Day 9 of the Scavenger Hunt!For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!Each day we wi...
03/28/2020

Welcome to Day 9 of the Scavenger Hunt!

For the next few weeks, we are going to do a Scavenger Hunt online!

Each day we will be posting a photo from across the campus asking what is pictured or where the object is located at the Museum.

If you know the answer, like the post!

At the end of the day, we will reveal the answer!

Ready? Let’s begin!

What is this?

***AMSWER:

This is a pulley for a block and tackle on Friends Good Will our in the Padnos Boat Shed! A block and tackle is a system designed for lifting heavy loads involving two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them. The pulleys are assembled together to form blocks, and those blocks are paired with one another so that one is fixed and the other moves with the load.

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Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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