Kitty Smoke: The Exhibit

Category: Arts - Visual

Event Date:

Friday, December 8, 2017 - February 28, 2018


National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605

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419-214-5000 ext. 200

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Event Details:

About the Book
Kitty Smoke was once the most powerful tugboat on the Great Lakes. But after years of hard work she is replaced by newer tugboats and left to rot. Everything changes when a boy named Mark, his grandfather Captain Inch and the captain's cat Cookie, find Kitty Smoke in a shipyard. Can they fix her up and help her become the greatest tugboat on the Great Lakes once again?

Kitty Smoke: The Exhibit is included in the cost of admission.

$8 – Children (6-17); $10 Seniors (65+); $11 – Adults (18-64)
Children five and under FREE; NMGL Members FREE

About the Author
Alexander Burns Cook was born in 1924 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and grew up in the bustling port town of St. Joseph on Lake Michigan. Mr. Cook developed a love of steam-powered boats,particularly tugboats, by exploring the docks and becoming fast friends with tug captains and engineers. He had a varied career as an editorial cartoonist, advertising executive and art teacher. Mr. Cook was invited to join the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Historical Society in 1957 and served in many capacities, including as Museum Curator, for more than 50 years.

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