"On The Ways of Wyandotte" - a program about the radical ways of Wyandotte's shipbuiling - was held on Friday, September 10th.
Many of Wyandotte's shipbuilding innovations were considered radical about 150 years ago, but they became the industry standard. The legacy of Wyandotte’s maritime manufacturing is still be seen among the modern freighters going up and down the Detroit River.
Friday night, Keith M. Steffke, a nationally recognized maritime historian and master model maker, presented his award-winning program on Wyandotte's contributions to the shipbuilding industry of the Great Lakes region and abroad. Keith shared maritime milestones, quirky inventions, humorous anecdotes, and great tales of the Great Lakes with the audience - and images of his family's collection of shipbuilding pictures and artifacts. People totally enjoyed it. Who knew all those things about Wyandotte?