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The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA) announced that it will host a series of “Port Days” to bring awareness and attention to maritime trade along the Great Lakes and the impact it has on the economic and social vitality of our region and state. Each of the Port Days will have a specific theme and will include historical artifacts, information about current activities and future plans, as well as fun activities for children. And it will all occur along the Port Authority’s front porch along the Detroit Riverwalk.
The themes and dates of the Port Days are:
Great Lakes Cruise Ships (Sat. – Jul. 9),
Maritime Jobs, including a Job Fair with employers (Sat. – Aug. 20)
Cargo – Ingredients for Our Economy (Sat. – Sep. 17)
DWCPA is partnering with the Detroit Historical Society, which has opened its vast archives to provide artifacts and information about each topic and will have knowledgeable volunteers to provide stories, content and answer questions. Each Port Day will occur from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will include giveaways and activities for young people. Everyone is invited to come, learn, enjoy. DWCPA Executive Director, Mark Schrupp, said, “Port Days will be a combination of fun activities along our beautiful Riverwalk – and we’ll inject a little history and information about how important the precious waterways of the Great Lakes have been and continue to be for our livelihoods here in Metro Detroit and Michigan. We take it for granted, but we owe so much of our prosperity in this region to marine transportation and it’s important to learn about it and support a sustainable future within the Great Lakes.”