Follow U.S. Navy warship’s maiden voyage through Great Lakes in photos

Although she’ll be a saltie for the rest her life, the U.S.S. Milwaukee will always have freshwater roots.

Built in Wisconsin and tested on Lake Michigan, the U.S. Navy’s newest combat ship left the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence Seaway this week on her voyage to the Atlantic Ocean and eventually, the Pacific Ocean and home port of San Diego.

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