The USS Cod is marking it’s 50th year as an icon on the Cleveland Lake Front. The World War II submarine that saw much combat in the South Pacific is the only fully functional WWII submarine left. It was decomissioned in the 1960’s and has been a popular tourist attraction ever since.
If you plan to visit remember the Cod is still in the same configuration it was in it’s combat days. There are narrow passageways and steep ladders to climb between decks. If you have difficulty climbing or suffer from claustraphobia this may not be for you.
The kids will love being aboard the Cod. There are lots of things to touch and do, from manning and rotating the deck guns (all deactivated) to peering throough the ships periscope to seeing how tiny the bunks were and hearing the story of why this submarine has an ice-cream machine on board.
A visit to the Cod is a great way to remember the brave men who sailed into harm’s way on this gallant ship and it is a fun way to teach the kids a little history.
To learn more about the USS Cod visit them at North Coast Harbor, east of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame or visit their web site, www.usscod.org
The Cod is open daily during the summer. There is an admission fee.