Explore the nation's most completely restored WWII submarine, stroll the streets of a 19th century shipbuilding town, sail a boat down a river, and more!
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Spend a night aboard USS Cobia! Unscramble enemy codes, man your battle stations, learn how to fire a torpedo, and more!

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Check out the USS Cobia Virtual Tour for an in-depth look and some behind the scenes photos!

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Scale models, half-hull models and quarterboards tell of Great Lakes sailing ships and freighters, past and present, in the Model Ship Gallery. Learn about Lake Michigan carferries such as City of...

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National Marine Sanctuary

For more than 40 years our national marine sanctuaries have worked to protect places of historic/cultural, ecological, and natural importance in America's ocean and the Great Lakes.

We are pleased to be working with communities along our Wisconsin coast to apply for the establishment of a national marine sanctuary to preserve shipwrecks in our mid-Lake Michigan region. Watch for updates on this effort. To learn more about NOAA and National Marine Sanctuaries, visit sanctuaries.noaa.gov