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Steamship Lecture Series: Crossing the Inland Sea

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
6:30 pm
Michigan Maritime Museum
260 DYCKMAN AVE
South Haven, MI 49090
Cost: $10 non-members, Museum Members FREE
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Great Lakes shipping companies billed their service across Lake Michigan as “The Dustless Way to Happy Land.” Steamships carried highly perishable cargoes of fruit from southwest Michigan orchards to Chicago dinner tables, and tourists from the hot city sidewalks to Michigan’s pleasant beaches and tourist resorts. Join us to discover the delights – and occasional hazards – of sailing the inland seas from the Windy City to St. Joseph and South Haven. 

Bob Myers of the Historical Society of Michigan will join us to share the fascinating story of this crucial shipping route and how it connected our community to the Windy City.