Collaborative Exhibit and Day Long History Exploration Increases Access to Great Lakes History Education

The National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) and The Sandpiper passenger tour boat are collaborating to provide more opportunities to explore Great Lakes history both by land and water with a new “Ship & Shore package” and an onboard Port of Toledo: Then & Now exhibit. On Saturday, August 28 and Saturday, September 11, the museum and passenger boat are teaming up to offer two days featuring an “Ultimate Great Lakes History Day”—a special combination ticket including full access to the National Museum of the Great Lakes and a trip along the Maumee River aboard The Sandpiper. In addition, the museum is installing a Port of Toledo online exhibit onboard The Sandpiper which uses QR codes to help cruisers visually compare and learn the history behind various spots along the river’s banks.

Ship & Shore: The Ultimate Great Lakes History Day is offered two Saturdays this
summer—August 28 and September 11. Tickets must be purchased in advance at or by calling 419-214-5000. For additional information visit

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