The USS Michigan was one of the Navy’s first iron-hulled ships and it sailed the Great Lakes for more than a century.
It represented the transition between wood to iron and sail to steam. The USS Michigan also played a pivotal role in the Civil War when Confederates attempted to hijack it.
Learn more about this incredible vessel during our monthly Civil War program at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at our Main Branch.
The talk is free and open to everyone. You can sign up online or by calling the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.
If you’re interested in Civil War history, some of the previous talks in our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site can be viewed online in their entirety: