CLS: Boat Building History of the Sandusky Bay
Executive Director of the Maritime Museum of Sandusky Molly Sampson will be in Lakeside to give a lecture on “Boat Building History of the Sandusky Bay” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16 in Orchestra Hall.
The area around the Sandusky Bay had an abundance of natural resources, and the lumber industry of the area supported local boat builders. In the 19th and 20th centuries, boat building companies such as Lyman, Matthews, and Russell Boats (later Sandusky Boats) opened their doors.
Learn how they changed their production methods, adding assembly lines, and in some instances, expanding into non-wooden boat types. Discussion of how the area boat builders contributed to both World Wars and weathered the Great Depression will be included. Images will include examples from the Maritime Museum of Sandusky’s archive and object collections.
A native of Northwest Ohio and a BGSU alumna, Sampson is passionate about sharing her love of history. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in WWII studies and is excited to explore wartime production in the area. She hopes to see you at the Maritime Museum soon.