Shipping Out

Shipping Out

Sign on for a voyage into the world of Great Lakes shipping! As the E/V Clinton heads toward the shipping channels across Lake St. Clair or the lower Detroit River, you will learn about lakers and salties, legendary sailors, and shipwrecks. With some luck, you might...
Night Watch

Night Watch

Join the crew of the E/V Clinton on a late evening cruise and learn about navigating under the stars using charts, lights, and the heavens themselves. The cruise will take us through the history of navigation, from the discovery of latitude and longitude to...
Wind, Waves, and Weather

Wind, Waves, and Weather

The Great Lakes influence our weather, and the weather can have a great influence on the Great Lakes (ever hear of the Great Storm of 1913?). Join NOAA National Weather Service meteorologists on a cruise that explores the “why?” behind the wind, waves, and...
River of Time

River of Time

Cruising among the lower Detroit River Islands, we search the human stories that shaped the history of her waters. From Native Americans and early European explorers to military forts, massive engineering projects, and stories of yesterday, this cruise is a time...
Bob-Lo Island History Cruise

Bob-Lo Island History Cruise

Join this fascinating tour around Bob-Lo Island — Detroit’s island playground of the 20th century. Cruise participants will explore the critical role the island played in the lives of Native Americans and Canadians, French coureurs de bois, British military, Detroit’s...
Warfare on the Waterfront

Warfare on the Waterfront

The War of 1812, World War II, and even the American Civil War have all shaped the Detroit River and western Lake Erie. Long after the end of hostilities, remnants of this military presence can still be found. Join an Interpreter for an in-depth look at these...