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Roger LeLievre wants you to know your ships

Thursday, July 17, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CHIPPEWA COUNTY
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Roger LeLievre to speak at Chippewa County Historical Society open house

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI - On July 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Chippewa County Historical Society will hold an Open House at its headquarters, the News Building, at 115 Ashmun Street [in Sault Michigan].

Roger LeLievre, editor/publisher of the annual Great Lakes shipping field guide, Know Your Ships, will discuss the book’s history and the annual process he goes through to put it together.

The 2014 volume (the 55th) will be available for purchase and signing after his brief talk that will begin at about 1:30 p.m.

A display of past Know Your Ships volumes will be on display.

Roger LeLievre was a longtime Michigan newspaper writer and editor (his earliest job was at the Sault Evening News).

Besides his work on Know Your Ships, he writes for Great Lakes/Seaway Review magazine and other publications.

An avid ship photographer and historian, he has been president of the Marine Historical Society of Detroit since 2004.

LeLievre, who lives in Ann Arbor, is also one of the directors of Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping On-line Inc. (www.BoatNerd.com) and is an associate member in the International Shipmasters’ Association (Port Huron).

The Open House is also being held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the News Building, built in 1889 by Chase S. Osborn for his newspaper, The News.

The public will be able to tour the first floor of the building.

A birthday cake and refreshments will be available.

The Chippewa County Historical Society is located at 115 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Free parking is available on Ashmun Street and in the Society’s parking lot off of Portage Avenue.

The rear entrance is handicap-accessible.

For more information, check www.cchsmi.com or contact 906-635-7082.

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