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Windjammers: Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors

In the days when schooners carried most of the trade and passengers on the Great Lakes, the boats were alive with song. Passage songs, work chanteys and story-songs of sinkings and disasters gave the lakes a vast, unwritten library. Author, journalist and Michigan State University professor Joe Grimm shares the stories and music collected by Ivan Walton in the last summer there was a commercial sailing vessel on the Great Lakes, from the book Windjammers, published by Wayne State University Press.

Presentations are free of charge, but preregistration is requested. Call 586.445.7348, email CulturalCenter@macomb.edu, or go here to reserve tickets.

Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue
Lorenzo Cultural Center
44575 Garfield Rd, Bldg K
Clinton Township MI

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Windjammers

Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors

Ivan H. Walton
Joe Grimm

A collection of stories, lyrics, music and folklore centered on the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814329979