Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
Situated in the former Coast Guard station at Ludington, a landmark of that city's waterfront for over three-quarters of a century, the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum will entertain, enlighten, and instruct. Through a variety of diverse, family-friendly, interactive exhibits, the museum will provide visitors with a captivating look at the rich maritime heritage of Ludington and the greater West Michigan region. See what's planned and how you can help make this a reality.
Focusing on the rich history of the car ferries, the local service of the United State Life Saving Service and its successor, the United States Coast Guard, and the development of Ludington's harbor, the new museum will feature engaging exhibits and entertaining activities.
Ludington, Michigan, is a popular destination for vacationers attracted by the city's location on the shores of Lake Michigan and the many recreational opportunities it affords. Aside from the daily sailings of the historic steamship Badger in the summer, there is little indication today that Ludington's beautiful harbor was among the busiest commercial ports on the Great Lakes in the last century, third only to Chicago and Milwaukee on Lake Michigan.
That great history will now be remembered through the new Port of Ludington Maritime Museum. We invite you to explore this web site to learn how the Mason County Historical Society is planning to renovate the historic former Coast Guard Station at Ludington to house the museum. You can be a part of bringing this museum to fruition to provide entertaining and educational opportunities for locals and tourists alike.
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