Great Lakes A Voyage Aboard the American-Flagged,
THE Great Lakes
August 1–11, 2012
If you are looking for a voyage to a world-class destination, but wish to stay
close to home, come with us to discover the amazing Great Lakes.
Nearly fifteen thousand years ago, the last of the great glaciers retreated, leaving
us with the legacy of the Great Lakes. The lakes are unique, for although they
are called lakes, they are in reality vast inland seas that comprise one-fifth of the
world’s fresh surface water. First used as a means of transport by Algonquin and
Iroquois tribes, the lakes later became a thriving commercial hub and a heavily
traveled waterway with the arrival of European settlers.
More than fifty years ago, the Great Lakes were the busiest waterway in the
world and North America’s treasured summer destination. Now you can cruise
once again in the Great Lakes on this unique itinerary, which encompasses
American and Canadian ports.
Operating between two great American cities, Detroit and Chicago, our
itinerary includes several of the most significant places found along the shores of
this North American treasure. Visit the quaint village of Bayfield and experience
Native American culture on Manitoulin Island before transiting the impressive
Soo Locks, which connect Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Also witness the
majestic grandeur of Lake Superior at Whitefish Point, discover Mackinac
Island’s bygone Victorian charms, and enjoy the delightful towns of Sheboygan
Your ship for this voyage is the American-flagged and operated Yorktown.
Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the Yorktown is the perfect
vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of the Great Lakes.
In addition to being in the company of like-minded travelers, you will also
be accompanied by excellent study leaders and talented musicians from the
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.
We hope you will join us next summer aboard the Yorktown as she sails the
vast, sweet waters of the Great Lakes.
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
For AAAS Travels and
Sigma Xi Expedition
$4,995 + air. Book now
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