Nautical Nights Winter Series

at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

Now in its 4th season, join the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes and the Kingston Yacht Club for our Nautical Nights Winter Speaker Series! There so many topics to choose from this year; from historic sites and local history to seaway legends and sailing.
Tickets are $5 and all funds go directly to support speaker honorariums. Registration is required to receive a link to the event and closes 2-hours before the start of each presentation. Deadline is 10 February at 5pm.
If you registered for our Winter Package, no need to worry you are already registered. We will send you a reminder on the day.

Seaway Queens - cargo ship

Seaway Queens

Jim McRae

10 February 2021

Seaway Queens focuses on the design and beauty of the most celebrated Lakes vessels built on the U.S. and Canadian sides of the Great Lakes between 1950-69. Includes first-person accounts and interviews with some of the builders and shapers of both the vessels and the industry as a whole. It also takes a brief look at the modern era, where technology and innovation ensure the freshwater fleet continues to play a vital role in society.

Jim McRae has been on and around Lakers all of his life, beginning as a young boy when he first started visiting the ships during winter layup in his hometown of Montreal. Over the years, he had part-time jobs aboard ship during college, and has featured the Great Lakes - Seaway industry in much of his work over two decades. He’s probably shared stories with more sailors than anyone else in Canada, beginning with his dad.


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