The Golden Age of Passenger Steam Ships

You’re invited to attend A live and in person presentation by Valerie van Heest

7:00pm, Monday August 30, 2021

AT the Pump House Museum & Learning Center. 

Valerie van Heest will take you back to the early 20th century when STEAM powered industry, STEAM drove the economy, and STEAM created a growing the prosperity that generated a demand for recreational travel on luxurious passenger steamers circling the Great Lakes during the golden age of steamships. 

“The history of commercial passenger shipping on the Great Lakes is long but uneven. It reached its zenith between the mid-19th century and the 1950s. As early as 1844, palace steamers carried passengers and cargo around the Great Lakes. By 1900, fleets of … luxurious passenger steamers plied the waters of the lower lakes, especially the major industrial centres of Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Toronto. ” – Wikipedia

Free Admission, seating is limited to 50 (fifty) persons.