(CBS DETROIT) – One iconic Michigander and Detroiter lives on through a new U.S Navy guided-missile destroyer.

You’re looking at the USS Carl Levin, named after the late U.S. Senator from Michigan.

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The ship is set to be christened in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 2, which involves shattering a bottle of champagne on the hull before sending it out to sea.

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Levin passed away in July after a long battle with lung cancer.

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