A History of the Graham & Morton Transportation Company with Chuck Jager
Join the Michigan Maritime Museum for a History of the Graham & Morton
South Haven, MI – Join the Michigan Maritime Museum as they kick off their lecture series in 2023! Chuck Jager of the Morton House Museum in Benton Harbor will present an illustrated history of the Graham & Morton Transportation Company at the Museum’s Maritime Heritage Center on Wednesday, January 18, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Both Jager and the Museum will have associated artifacts on display for the event, getting you up close and personal with the past.
For more than 50 years, the Graham & Morton Transportation Company carried Southwest Michigan fruit to Chicago, and returned with tourists to Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Saugatuck, and Holland. Jager will share the family and personal background of the two founders of the Graham & Morton Line, the story of the birth, history, and decline of the shipping line, as well as information and stories of each of the ships that were part of the “Steel Fleet of White Flyers.” Like the other programs in the Museum’s 2022-23 lecture series, this look into the history of Great Lakes passenger steamships complements the new exhibit, Full Steam Ahead.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Chuck Jager, our neighbor from the Morton House Museum, for a great presentation on such an influential company based right here in West Michigan,” said Patti Montgomery-Reinert, Executive Director. “This program is sure to bring our exhibit to life even more!”
Tickets are free for museum members and $10 for non-members. For more information about any of the Museum’s events, please visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/events/.