Midland County Historical Society

Heritage Series – August

Aug. 17, 2017 8:00 PM

Augusts Heritage Series Topic: Iron Boats and Powdered Cement – The Cement Freighters on the Great Lakes

Presenter: Ric Mixter

Join maritime videographer and historian Ric Mixter as he takes us on a voyage from Alpena, MI to various Great Lakes ports abroad the legendary cement-hauling vessels of the Huron Cement Company, Inland Lakes Management, and other cement hauling companies.

Through personal insights, rare footage, and fascinating photographs Ric will share information on these little understood boats which delivered the “building block material” used in our homes, businesses, and road ways.

$5.00 Non-Members
members must register with the Ticket Office for their free tickets.

This presentation will be located in the Dow Solutions Room at the Doan History Center.