Sadorus museum crammed full of maritime history with models, texts, much more

Charles Lozar grew up in a landlocked Chicago suburb and lives in Champaign, far from any sea, ocean or sizeable lake.

But he's a compendium of knowledge about maritime history. In fact, he's devoted to and obsessed with it.

You can see that as soon as you enter his National Museum of Ship Models and Sea History in Sadorus, 15 miles south of Champaign-Urbana.