Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, Bay City

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The Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is dedicated to documenting the history of the United States Navy. The museum will be 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.

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  • My boyfriend and I absolutely enjoyed every second of our experience on the U.S.S. Edson! We weren't expecting to spend more than an hour or so there, but our fantastic tour guide, Bill, gave us a...  more »
  • My teen son and I traveled from Chicago to tour the USS Edson and it was well worth the drive. We were fortunate that a kind volunteer offered to give us a tour we weren't even planning on! It is...  more »
  • The USS Edson is well loved by her Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum crew. Volunteers do regular hard work providing maintenance. Groups can arrange for overnight stays, however, the head (restroom for the landlubber) is located on the pier. A small fee is required to take a self guided tour. Take your time going through the ship, as ladders (think steep stairs) can be a challenge if one is not ready.
  • We had a personal tour, we got there late because Google sent us on the wrong side of the water and miles away. But Mr Collins offered to take us on board and show us around and I mean a 2 hour tour. He was so knowledgeable we couldn't keep up with the info. It was awesome.

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