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Shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage

Explore the shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage. The mainland shore of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has many shipwrecks from the 1800’s and early 1900’s for you to find. Some of these are described on this page.

Cannery Boat Museum

The Glen Haven Canning Company building is now the Great Lakes Boat Museum. Originally this building, located at the dock in Glen Haven was used to can fruit from the D.H. Day orchards and other local orchards.

Maritime Museum

The Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1901 and later became the Coast Guard Station. It is now open as the Maritime Museum, where you can see the equipment these men used and learn about their lives at the station. Watch the Lyle Gun Demonstration on Thursdays in the Summer.

Blacksmith Shop

Visit the Blacksmith Shop in Glen Haven and watch the blacksmith at work. You can also learn about the history of the logging villages like Glen Haven and the role the smith had to play. If you’re lucky you can take a piece of metalwork home with you.

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