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The Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is dedicated to documenting the history of the United States Navy. The museum is permanently housed in the USS Edson, a retired United States Navy destroyer that has recently been converted to a museum. The museum is located in Bay City, Michigan, United States. The man responsible for this destroyer being opened for a museum is Mike Kegley, the president of the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, who has worked on the project for the last fifteen years. This destroyer will be the main event for the museum as it has plans to expand into other exhibits in the years to come. The vice president Richard Janke, the Secretary Mary Kegley, and the treasurer Mark Janke also run the museum.Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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We did a tour with Bill. We learned so much and had fun, too! The Edson is a great way to learn about history. This ship is one of the two last of its kind, it was an honor to be able to see it.
We did a tour with Bill. We learned so much and had fun, too! The Edson is a great way to learn about history. This ship is one of the two last of its kind, it was an honor to be able to see it. more »
My family and I spent the day on the ship. We were guided by Eric and Bill who spent 3 hours with us and gave us a most unexpected amazing tour. It was fabulous!!! We learned all about the facts of...
My family and I spent the day on the ship. We were guided by Eric and Bill who spent 3 hours with us and gave us a most unexpected amazing tour. It was fabulous!!! We learned all about the facts of... more »
Amazing! So much history! We took an unguided tour and enjoyed every moment. You go at ur own pace, you have time to look, explore, learn, take photos, and appreciate the greatness of this ship! There are information plaques, so very many historical photos, books, objects, and medals. You get to see so much, from the guns, torpedoes, the massive engines, mess hall, crew and officer quarters, the bridge, radar room, you can climb up to the top, and be "king of the world" at the bow! My family had a wonderful time! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to share their stories and experiences. It was an adventure we will never forget!
This is an extremely well preserved ship. You can go into many, many areas of the ship from the bridge down to the engine rooms. There is a map showing the layout of the ship. That is worth having with you during the visit. You aren’t likely to get lost, however it’s possible you will miss some of the areas of the ship without the map or find yourself retracing your steps. You can, for example, look into the gun mounts and see how the shells were loaded into the barrel. There is Full access to the crew and officers quarters as well as the various facets of the ship including Sickbay, administrative areas like the mail room and the ship’s mess. This has a very authentic feel, as if you can tell the ship was in action and used for a number of years and crewed by many men during those years. You get a great view of the surrounding area from the bridge level. Definitely make a visit to the gift shop.
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