Harbor History Talk - The Icebreaker Mackinaw WAGB 83Name: Harbor History Talk - The Icebreaker Mackinaw WAGB 83Date: September 20, 2018Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDTWebsite: http://www.harborspringshistory.org/Event Description:The United States Coast Guard Cutter MACKINAW WAGB-83 played a critical role in keeping the Great Lakes free of ice for ships transporting iron ore, limestone and coal during WWII. Congress authorized construction of the MACKINAW in 1941, just ten days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The ship was built in Toledo, Ohio and was launched on March 4th, 1944. Decommissioned in 2006, she now resides in Mackinaw City and is open for public tours as the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum.
Join the Historical Society to learn more about the MACKINAW with presenter John Childs. Childs' lecture will take place on Thursday, September 20 at 5:30 pm at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Admission is $10 for adults and free for current Historical Society members.
Reservations are strongly recommended, as our history talks often sell out. Reservations can be made by calling the society at (231) 526-9771 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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