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Dossin Museum To Host Maritime Symposium

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Dossin Great Lakes Museum. (Photo Credit: detroithistorical.org)

Dossin Great Lakes Museum. (Photo Credit: detroithistorical.org)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is hosting a symposium in two weeks that will provide visitors with the chance to meet maritime authors, shipwreck divers and historians.

The event is set for April 21 at the museum on Belle Isle.

It features Lori Feret, who will make a presentation on the history of Boblo Island and the boats that transported visitors to its docks.

Also speaking that day will be diver Tony Gramer, who will talk about the Fred McBrier, which sank in seven minutes 10 miles west of old Mackinaw point in Lake Michigan after being hit by the larger steamer Progress.

Admission to the symposium is free.

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum, located at 100 Strand Drive on Belle Isle, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Permanent exhibits include the Miss Pepsi 1950s championship hydroplane, a bow anchor from the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the pilothouse from the Great Lakes freighter S.S. William Clay Ford, and one of the largest known collections of scale model ships in the world.

For more information, visit their website or call 313-833-5538.

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