Mission

Volunteers and staff welcome members and the public to appreciate and experience Great Lakes maritime history in a unique, exciting and thought provoking manner.

About Us
Learn about the life of commercial fisherman aboard the 1939 wooden gill-net fish tug, Evelyn S. Witness the preservation of this historic lady now underway and then get out on the Black River and Lake Michigan where she once worked. The Museum is home port to the tall ship Friends Good Will, river launch Lindy Lou, and the 1921 R-Boat Bernida.
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Michigan Maritime Museum
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Michigan Sea Grant
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Michigan Sea Grant
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Places
Evelyn S. Fish Tug
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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Jensen Charters - Elsie J Fish Tug
Jensen Charters offers on-the-water boat tours aboard historic 1945 gill net fish tug.
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Marialyce Canonie Great Lakes Research Library
Research library specializing in Michigan's maritime history.
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Michigan Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum with fish tug viewing and Research Library
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South Haven Steelheaders Annual Fish Boil
Annual community fish boil sponsored by the South Haven Steelheaders, during South Haven Blueberry Festival.
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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 featuring maritime heritage images and photos of South Haven 1900-1950.
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