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Thursday, Juy 18, the Pump House Museum and Learning Center presents the third in its series of six lively live lectures. M. Christine Byron and Thomas Wilson will delight you with their fascinating and delightful live presentation which they call:
Riding Across the Sands of Time: Dune Rides, Dune Scooters, Dunes Schooners, Dunes mobiles & Dune Buggies.
The sand dunes along the coast of western Lake Michigan are one of nature’s marvels and the largest collection of fresh water dunes in the world. Over the past 80-plus years, one could experience the majesty of these dunes on various dune rides.
These breathtaking spins on natural “roller coaster” trails over duneland offered magnificent views of Lake Michigan, Silver Lake, Glen Lake, or Goshorn Lake. Some of the tours offered both “scenic” excursions with stops at lookout points as well as “thrill” rides which emphasized speed and daring.
Byron and Wilson will feature the first “dune scooter” rides offered by “Mac” Woods in 1930, the popular Sleeping Bear Sand “dunesmobile” rides, the Goshorn Lake Dune “schooners” and several other dune ride excursions.”
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