Sandwiched In with William Van Dorp - What's Old Becomes New: Cruising the Great Lakes 1819 to 2023

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Since 1819, powered passenger vessels have traveled the Great Lakes.  Join William Van Dorp, for a visual presentation, which will include a brief history of 19th and 20th century passenger vessels on the Great Lakes, as well as a sampling of the variety of cruise ships on the Great Lakes just completing the 2023 season, their various itineraries, and some surprising amenities on these vessels.  Mr. Van Dorp is an independent writer and photographer based in Queens, New York, who has traveled more than 20,000 nautical miles on all the Great Lakes and many adjoining waters since 2014 as a journalist and onboard lecturer on four different cruise ships. 

(Sponsored by the Library’s Nautical Advisory Council)