BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A 418-foot destroyer that’s expected to become the centerpiece of a ship museum in Michigan will be heading to the Great Lakes State next month.
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum President Mike Kegley says the USS Edson will leave Philadelphia for Bay County on July 18.
The Edson served during the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
It’ll be established as the centerpiece of a floating ship museum on the Saginaw River, near the Independence Park Boat Launch in Bangor Township.
MLive.com says two tugboats will be needed to assist the Edson on the journey west through the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Kegley says it’s expected to take 16 days.
The Navy announced April 24 that it was donating the ship to the museum. The USS Edson was launched in 1958.
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