Dossin Great Lakes Museum marks 50th anniversary

The J.W. Westcott II will dock near the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Saturday, Aug. 28. Image courtesy of Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

The J.W. Westcott II will dock near the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Saturday, Aug. 28. Image courtesy of Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

DETROIT (AP) – The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on the Detroit River is marking its 50th anniversary this month with some special waterside visits.

The events are planned for Aug. 28-29 at the museum, located at Detroit’s Belle Isle park and run by the Detroit Historical Society.

On Aug. 28, the J.W. Westcott II mail boat will dock from noon to 3 p.m. The privately run mail boat serves the U.S. Postal Service marine post office in Detroit and makes deliveries to passing freighters.

On Aug. 29, the Pride of Michigan docks from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s run by the Noble Odyssey Foundation and is operated by middle and high school age participants in the Great Lakes Division Sea Cadets Corps program.

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View of the front of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Image courtesy of Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

View of the front of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Image courtesy of Dossin Great Lakes Museum.