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Naval

There are many ships of all sizes on display in the Great Lakes, as well as a number of shipwrecks.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • Chris-Crafts WWII Efforts and its Unforeseen Socio… ewbilandChris-Crafts WWII Efforts and its Unforeseen Socioeconomic Impact LCVPs loaded on trucks in downtown Cadillac, MI (US Auto Industry WW2) Similar to the mass production of bombing planes and jeeps, boats, particularly landing craft, were an essential vehicle ...
  • USS Cod Submarine kacallawUSS Cod Submarine USS Cod in WWII (Wikipedia) The USS Cod (SS 224) is an iconic Gato-class submarine that served the United States Navy throughout the duration of World War II and was later ...
  • USS Jobb (DE-707) Wyatt ParsonsUSS Jobb (DE-707) (Photo Courtesy Of the Naval History and Heritage Command) The USS Jobb was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort built by the Defoe Shipbuilding Company in Bay City Michigan for the U.S. Navy ...
  • U.S.S. Edson sdgaffne U.S.S. Edson at Sunset (photo credit dowtownbaycity.com) In its prime, the USS Edson sailed the Pacific Ocean as part of the mighty United States Navy. The Edson was one of the ...
  • Two French minesweepers in Lake Superior grhortonTwo French minesweepers in Lake Superior Navarin-class trawler minesweeper floating in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Lake Superior Magazine) The Canadian Car and Foundry Company was a steel works and vehicle manufacturing company, originally from ...
  • HMCS Haida, an Ally of America jekubisz Haida Post WWII (Navy,2019) (Navy, 2019) Inside the fresh and clear waters of lake Ontario, rests a legendary warship of the second world war. A sleek construction of the utmost refined steel, ...
  • USS LST 393 (dllakato) dllakatoUSS LST 393 (dllakato) The USS Landing Ship Tank 393 has had many roles and jobs throughout its career. During World War II, these ships were one of the largest ship building innovations of ...
  • Naval Air Station Grosse Ile Jacob Wenzlick  Although most people have probably not heard of, or know anything about, the Naval Air Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan, it was at one time a very important military base ...
  • Defoe Shipbuilding Company Ryan BancroftStarted in 1905 as a small wooden boat building business co-founded by brothers H. J. Defoe and F. W. Defoe and G. H. Whitehouse, the Defoe Shipbuilding Company came to ...
  • Naval Air Station Glenview Jonathan Zamaites  Even though the Naval Air Station Glenview (NAS Glenview) had short life span of action 1936-1995 it saw major use during World War II and the Cold War. It trained ...
  • USS Silversides Submarine (SS-236) Dakota CarpenterThe History of SS-236 USS Silversides with full banners (Photo courtesy of United States Navy) The USS Silversides was a prominent submarine in the Pacific Ocean over the course of World War II. ...
  • Littoral Combat Ships of Marinette Marine Matt KrawczykLittoral Combat Ships of Marinette MarineMarinette, WI is a small town of about 11,000 people as of the last census in 2010 (“Census of Population and Housing”). It is a very industry driven city, driven ...
  • Fort Wilkins: Opening the Lake Superior Frontier Sydney ChaneyFort Wilkins: Opening the Lake Superior FrontierThe once remote Copper Harbor is now home to a cozy town, with an old military post. Fort Wilkins, situated on the north shore of Lake Fanny Hooe and a couple miles ...
  • The Battle of Fort George Hans PietilaOn May 27, 1813, American forces led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Colonel Winfield Scott and Major General Henry Dearborn, launched an amphibious assault on Fort George, commanded by British ...
  • A Cold War Tragedy: B-52C Crash In January 1971 Derek GhellerOn January 7, 1971 a fireball erupted over the Little Traverse Bay caused by the crash of a Boeing B-52 Model C.  Along with the fireball, a sonic boom carried ...