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The Michigan Maritime Museum is $600,000 shy of its fundraising goal of $3.6 million to build a new 17,000-square-foot, two-story museum at its campus overlooking the city’s harbor in South Haven.

SOUTH HAVEN — Record-high water levels of 2020 that flooded its campus, along with the COVID-19 health restrictions, put the skids on the Michigan Maritime Museum’s expansion plans.

But neither issue has stopped the museum’s staff and board members from raising funds for the $8 million project.