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Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Across the Great Lake by Lee Zacharias.

Across the Great Lake“It was a huge and powerful ship with a tall, handsome pilothouse and big smoking stacks, no place for a girl, though I loved it, I cannot tell you how much I loved it.” In her eighty-fifth year, Fern Halvorson tells the story of a childhood journey across Lake Michigan and the secret she has kept since that ill-fated voyage.

As his wife lies dying in the brutally cold winter of 1936, Henrik Halvorsen takes his daughter Fern away with him. He captains a great coal-fired vessel, the Manitou, transporting railroad cars across the icy lake. The five-year-old girl revels in the freedom of the ferry, making friends with a stowaway cat and a gentle young deckhand. The

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Date:
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

Door County Maritime Museum
120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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