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First Friday Watch Party: Focus on Freighters

October 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Those freighters along Great Lakes ports and the skylines are part of the region’s history, economy and mythology.

Join WDET’s own Nick Austin (Soul Saturday, Detroit Today) and Great Lakes Now’s Sandra Svoboda to learn more about the best places to see the ships, how to track them and where museums around the region are showcasing Great Lakes shipping history, including the storied Edmund Fitzgerald.

Ask questions (and get answers) about the boats, the shipping industry, freighter routes and more.

Guests:

  • Michelle Briggs, chief park ranger at the Soo Locks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Scott Bjorklund, park ranger at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, Minnesota.

Photo credit: Sandra Svoboda/Great Lakes Now.

Details

Date:
October 7
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/3166119500295871