Immerse yourself in maritime history in Michigan

Are you looking for a prime location to celebrate your summer without going up and personal with a beach? Looking for something educational but still with the summer feels? Then you should start including Michigan in your summer destination.

Michigan has all the sites and locations that make this state a destination for tourists all through all 4 seasons of the year. Scenic views are just all over the place, and there are also many activities offered for everybody. Beach resorts are even in abundance at the Western part of Michigan if you want to cool down and relax. Accommodations are not also lacking as there are plentiful of hotels, and for rent houses for short and long periods. Your cars are even safe with the presence of sturdy garage doors. There are simply many choices if you travel to this place.

Unraveling the wonders of Paradise

If you are looking for a new adventure, that involve a little bit of cultural and maritime exploration, one of your destinations should be at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Located at the Whitefish Point Light-Station in Michigan, this museum is open to entertain the public from May 1 to October 31 every year. This place is where you could put your sailor’s hat pirate’s patch on and relieve any maritime-related dreams you have growing up.

This museum is home to more than 200 shipwrecks and features mementos, artifacts, artworks and interesting exhibits. It also has many life-sized mannequins of important people that made an impact in the maritime history in braving the so-called “most treacherous of the Great Lakes.” Shipwreck models are also available for better visual on a specific ship. You could join any maritime history program if you are interested in knowing more about the past and check out the famous Edmund Fitzgerald bell displayed in the museum in remembrance to his lost crew. There is also a 20-minute video on this that tells about one of the greatest tragedies that happened in the Great Lakes which took the lives of 29 crews.

What is more interesting about this place is that you have the chance to explore a 1861 Light keeper’s Quarter and a 1923 Lifeboat Station Surfboat House that has been restored for the travelers enjoyment. Every little artifact there shouts of the history of courageous people who have time and time again faced the raging lake to save other peoples’ lives. You’ll find that their recollection of events are both interesting and appalling. You could also see there a replica of a handmade 26-foor Beebe-McClellan surfboat.

Whitefish Point Light Tower, which is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior for 55 years, is also open for the public. Many sites offer good locations for photo ops around the area as well. And if you want to have the whole maritime experience, you could check out the 1923 restored Coast Guard Lifesaving Crew Quarters. It is available for overnight stay.

Shopping areas and good dining places also flock the area. So if you are thinking about going to this place, do not anymore think twice about it anymore. This tourist spot is a complete package for you.


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