MUSKEGON, MI – The training vessel, T/S State of Michigan, will be docked by The Great Lakes Maritime Academy. The goal is to generate interest in maritime careers.
Muskegon’s fourth annual Maritime Career Day will take place on Thursday, May 16, at Mart Dock, 560 Mart St. in downtown Muskegon. Instructors and students involved with the T/S State of Michigan, which serves as a classroom, will be sharing their maritime experiences.
Before it was a classroom, the 224-foot State of Michigan was a U.S. Navy submarine surveillance vessel previously known as Persistent. Constructed in 1986, its purpose was to tow sonar devices that tracked Soviet submarines.