Dive into History at the Manitowoc Maritime Museum

Cocia at Manitowoc Museum

Manitowoc  is one Wisconsin’s largest Harbor Towns with rich maritime history.  Located on 75 Maritime Drive, its hard to miss!  Here is the museum from across the water, the sub USS Cobia docked alongside. It is nearly as long as the museum!  With your admission you also get a tour inside the Cobia! First some history on a couple of markers outside.

Manitowoc Maritime Heritage sign

Manitowoc Submarines sign

Cobia Riverfront Improvement  Project in Manitowoc

 

There are a great many exhibits inside, showing the rich maritime history of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area. Even what it may have looked like as a small fishing village long ago.

Fishing village in Museum in Manitowoc

 

Ship Chandlery display at Manitowoc Museum

 

After walking through the museum on our own, it was time for our guided tour of the submarine USS Cobia docked outside.

Uss Cobia outside and plaque in Manitowoc

 

We had our picture taken in front of the bell before descending.

Selfie on Cobias in Manitowoc

 

Inside Cobias in Manitowoc

 

Cobias tour in Manitowoc

 

We had a great time here. There is a lot to see so give yourself plenty of time.  We have visited several times already and due for another visit, our last one was in 2010.

Related Sites and Articles

*  Wisconsin Maritime Museum

* Shipbuilding in Manitowoc

* Nav Source Online – USS Cobia

* Manitowoc-Two Rivers travel info

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