The U.S.S. Edson will be on the move soon but the ship needs support.
Hundreds of people gathered for a fundraiser at Coonan's Irish Pub in Bay City to support the Vietnam-era destroyer.
The funds are needed not only to move the ship but for improvments and repairs.
"Contractors are finishing up, they should be done in another week or so and as soon as they are done putting the anchoring in for the ship we will be moving the ship to it's final destination." said Michael Kegley of the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum.