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Gales of November Celebrates & Explores Lake Superior Maritime Heritage

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DULUTH, MN ---  October 22, 2010   ----  The two day educational, fundraising and networking event Gales of Novemberbegins Friday, November 12 with a joint luncheon with the Duluth-Superior Propeller Club at Grandma’s Sports Garden.  The keynote speaker, Pat Labadie, former Museum Director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center (from 1973-2000,) will present “Shedding New Light on Maritime History.”  Various area tour options follow lunch and the day concludes with an Opening Gala reception, sponsored by Lake Superior Magazine, at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in historic Canal Park.

Saturday, November 13 festivities, all held at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, begin at 8:30 a.m.  The day is filled with maritime related educational breakout presentations, a mini trade show, silent auction, and an opportunity to enter to win the Cruise of a Lifetime raffle.  Saturday’s keynote luncheon presentation, “Full Circle Tour:  A Journey Around the Greatest Lake,” will feature presenters Mike Link and Kate Crowley. 

Tickets to Gales of November are required.  Immediate Gales of November details and registration information can be found at www.lsmma.com.  

Lake Superior Marine Museum Association (LSMMA) is a non-profit organization established in 1973 to help support the Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center and to preserve the region’s maritime history.  LSMMA sponsors maritime-related educational and promotional programs and assists in the purchase of Visitor Center displays and exhibits. 
For more information about LSMMA and Gales of November, call (218) 727-2497.

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