Great Lakes Maritime Institute Annual Dinner

October 7 2018 | 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Two hundred years ago, the pioneering steamboat Walk-In-The-Water visited Detroit for the first time. Anticipation was great, and the event changed the way residents of the frontier town viewed their place in the world and the opportunities in their future. While the ship only survived three years, it proved the viability of steamboat travel on the northern lakes.

Guest speaker Joel Stone, Detroit Historical Society senior curator, will examine this vessel's career and its impact on Detroit and the region in this annual gathering at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Maritime auction
  • $38 per person

Tickets are available through or by calling 586.777.8300.