Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm.  Just in time for Coast Guard Festival, author Mike Fornes shares his expertise about the two iconic ships that became known as the “Queen of the Great Lakes.” The original ice breaker Mackinaw used brute force while braving gale-force winds and blinding snowstorms to move ships through ice-clogged passages. The new version does the same job with finesse and technology. Learn about the additional missions the Mac undertakes in addition to serving as the public relations ambassador for the U.S. Coast Guard.