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Explore the City of South Haven Maritime District - and a fisheries heritage experience - by way of the Harbor walk. Anchored by the Michigan Maritime Museum, which features an extensive Lake Michigan commercial fishing exhibit highlighting the 20th century fish tug the Evelyn S  on campus. For those wishing to dive deeper into the local maritime heritage collections, the Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research library is also located within blocks of the museum.  Bringing fisheries alive are many opportunities to enjoy Lake Michigan fisheries today from charter boat fishing opportunities to boat rides aboard a historic commercial fish tug, the Elsie J, owned and operated by the Jensen family. Finally, enjoy a flavor of the local fisheries from perch basket meals at local restaurants, such as Captain Lou's, to the annual fish boil hosted each Fall by the South Haven Steelheaders.

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Bob's Meat Processing (Click to show on map)
Bob's is a local butcher offering a variety of meats, including seafood and locally smoked Great Lakes fish .
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Evelyn S. Fish Tug (Click to show on map)
Evelyn S. still making history, the Michigan Maritime Museum offers visitors the chance to board the historic Great Lakes fish tug Evelyn S. and peer into the daily life of a commercial fisherman.
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South Haven Steelheaders Annual Fish Boil (Click to show on map)
Annual community fish boil sponsored by the South Haven Steelheaders, during South Haven Blueberry Festival.
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Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library (Click to show on map)
Research library specializing in Michigan's maritime history.
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Charter Fishing in South Haven (Click to show on map) Info
Jensen Charters - Elsie J Fish Tug (Click to show on map)
Jensen Charters offers on-the-water boat tours aboard historic 1945 gill net fish tug.
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Captain Lou's Boathouse & Grill (Click to show on map)
Captain Lou's Boathouse and Grill offers several Great Lakes fish meals, including their famous perch baskets.
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Michigan Maritime Museum (Click to show on map)
Maritime Museum with fish tug viewing and Research Library
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Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail article featuring Evelyn S, written by MSU Extension and Michigan Maritime Museum.
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Book and oral history of fishing history and heritage, values, issues, and user conflicts on Lake Michigan
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Book featuring maritime heritage images and photos of South Haven 1900-1950.
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Video documenting restoration of the historic Evelyn S fish tug
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