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I for its members and visitors. These include bus tours (featured four times per year), the Midwestern Model Comest, USS Lagarto Memorial Ceremony, Lakeshore Festival for Boats , Riverwalk Festival, USS Cobia Reunion Weekend, Great Lakes Mariner's Memorial, and an annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance. In addition, the museum regularly hosts reunions for veterans' associations related to submarines and surface warships. The Wisconsin Maritime Museum's collection of maritime artifacts and archival materials is considered one of the finest on the Great Lakes. The artifact collection includes items as large as the National Historic Landmark submarine USS Cobia and a 70-ton marine steam engine and as small as miniature ship models. Including the World War II parts kept on hand for submarine maintenance, the artifact collection numbers over 15,000 items and requires approximately 17,000 square feet of secured on-site and off-site storage.

The new m odel gaffery features exquisite ship models and halfmodels, which represent the evolution ofship construction and design on the Great Lakes.

The museum's archival collection has few rivals in terms of Great Lakes maritime history and World War II history. A new climate-controlled, state-of-the-art 1,500-square-foot library and archives

fac ili ty contains: 350 ship's logs and 200 maps; a photographic collection of 40,000 images; 2,000 blueprints; 8,000 books and approximately 2,000 periodicals; and one of the nation's largest intact collections of World War II submarine blueprints. The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is celebrating ye t another significant achievement-the museum recently was invited to join the Smithsonian Institution's Affiliations Program. The Smithsonian Affiliations program offers museums and educational institutions the opportunity to have greater access to the Smithsonian's vast collections and reso urces, bringing the Smithsonian (Left) Although Great Lakes maritime commerce has been dominated by gigantic ships, the sma!Ler, Locally contructed boats, both fishing vessel and pleasure craft, represent an important aspect ofthe region's maritime heritage. In the Wisconsin-Built Boat Caffery, visitors can examine the diverse watercraft representing this aspect of their hertitage.

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Sea History 115 - Summer 2006  

8 Battle Off Flamborough Head: A Pivotal Victory for American Independence, by Joseph F. Callo • 12 Black Hands, BlUe Seas: Paul Cuffe and...

Sea History 115 - Summer 2006  

8 Battle Off Flamborough Head: A Pivotal Victory for American Independence, by Joseph F. Callo • 12 Black Hands, BlUe Seas: Paul Cuffe and...

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