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Congdon Bow

Chester A. Congdon was built as Salt Lake City for the Holmes Steamship Company of Cleveland. The new steamer was of the 10,000-ton capacity class and measured 532 feet in length, ...

SS Algoma

SS Algoma was completed in March was ready to begin operations in May, 1884. The ports of call on the first voyage were to be Cleveland, Detroit, Windsor, and Sarnia. The ships dre...

SS America

Isle Royale National ParkAmerica was built to act as an excursion vessel between Michigan ports and Chicago. During this time, as many as 1,200 excursionists would be aboard. In 19...

War in the Pacific NHP LVT #2

Guam, the most strategically important U.S. possession in the Pacific, played a dramatic role in the early moments of America’s involvement in both World Wars. In 1941, Japanese pl...

Aloha Elvis

What does a rock 'n' roll legend have to do with a historical Pearl Harbor memorial?Legendary rock star Elvis Presley helped make the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor a reality...

Lake Mead NRA B29

At 9:51 a.m. July 21, 1948, a B-29 Superfortress, weighing in at 104,556 pounds, took off from China Lake, California. It traveled to a test area near Lake Mead to conduct high-alt...

War in the Pacific NHP LVT #1

Guam, the most strategically important U.S. possession in the Pacific, played a dramatic role in the early moments of America’s involvement in both World Wars. In 1941, Japanese pl...

HMS Erebus

The Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site is the first national historic site to be jointly managed by Inuit and Parks Canada. Learn about the role of Inuit kn...

Dry Tortugas Grave Marker

Almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. This 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands.  Accessible only by b...