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Old 12-25-2016, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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USS Alabama in Mobile ,Al

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
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Old 12-25-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The schooner Lucy Evelyn in Beach Haven, NJ. That was my favorite. Yes, I've toured them in Philly, Camden and Baltimore. I'm sorry I didn't get to the North Carolina when I lived in the area.
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Old 12-26-2016, 02:43 PM
 
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Not many. The aircraft carrier in New York with the Space Shuttle at one end (not really on show yet when I was there). Also a submarine in Sydney, which I recommend (any sub) to show how claustrophobic they are. One of these days I'll do the Turner Joy in Bremerton, a ferry ride from Seattle.
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Old 12-27-2016, 05:06 PM
 
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USS Silversides in Muskegon, Michigan. Coast Guard ships in Grand Haven and Port Huron, Michigan. The Ore Carrier Valley Camp in the Soo, Michigan.

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Old 12-29-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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The four museum ships that I've been on, ordered by my own preferences:

USS Constitution in Boston, MA.
I liked this ship the most; the surviving super frigate from the early days of the United States. Yarrr!

C.A. Thayer in San Francisco, CA.
Maybe because we had the full run of this schooner, and that there weren't any crowds. Compared to the others on the list, the interior was stripped down, but it made it so much easier to see and appreciate the hull construction.

Joseph Conrad in Mystic, CT.
We were only allowed on the deck and not below, but it was a full rigged training ship and was kept up as if it were to be put out to sea in next few weeks.

Charles W Morgan in Mystic, CT.
Located at Mystic Seaport along with the Joseph Conrad, my impression of this ship suffered because it was basically a floating whale processing factory that was berthed near a full-rigged training vessel. More functional that beautiful, to me it seemed a Mack Truck parked next to a Ferrari. But that's just my opinion, the day that I went to Mystic Seaport, there were more tourists going aboard the Charles W Morgan than on the Joseph Conrad.

U-505 in Chicago, IL.
I was in Chicago back in the 90's and took a week end to see the sights, which happened to include this German WWII submarine. It's the only non-wooden museum ship on my list (and technically not a ship), and it probably ranks lowest on my list as I prefer wooden sailing vessels. Still, I appreciate it for what it was in it's day, an incredibly well engineered and compact war machine.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, TX

The Niña (one of the many replicas, not museum per se) also in Corpus Christi.
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