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History Talk: An Erie Canal Boat Captain

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Refreshments at 7:45)

Port Austin History Center

1424 Pointe Aux Barques Rd. (One mile east of Port Austin)

Appearing as canal boat captain Bill Thomas, presenter Michael Deren will take you back in time to Michigan’s early days. Join Captain Thomas on a fun-filled musical journey from New York to the Michigan wilderness in 1840 via the Erie Canal. Board the canal boat in Albany, New York, and travel to Michigan to start a new life! Sing songs on the way! Duck low bridges! Navigate through locks! The Captain plays the banjo, concertina, bones, penny whistle and limbertoy as he shares songs and stories of the famous canal.

Visit or call 989 551 5532.