Alpena, Michigan: Maritime Center, Century of Shipwrecks

The featured exhibit at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center is "Exploring the Shipwreck Century."

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center

Address:
500 W. Fletcher St., Alpena, MI
Directions:
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. From US Hwy 23/W. Chisholm St. turn north at the stoplight onto 9th Ave. Drive across the bridge, then make the first right onto W. Oldfield St., then the first right again onto Cedar St. You'll see the center ahead, on the right.
Hours:
Summer daily 9-7; fewer hours off-season. (Call to verify)
Phone:
989-356-8805
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Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center

The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center is a neat little free museum inside the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. You can learn about the shipwrecks that have occurred on the Great Lakes. A replica of the Western Hope schooner is there which you can walk through to get a feeling what it was like living and working on small ships.

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The Center's featured exhibit is "Exploring the Shipwreck Century." It promises visitors that they can "feel a Great Lakes storm, and touch the massive timbers of a boat resting on the lake bottom without getting wet."

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In the region:
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