Oral Histories – Your History Told Today

Do you have a Great Lakes Story?

We want to hear your experience with the Great Lakes!  We are collecting oral histories from around the Great Lakes as a way to preserve our shared history.  We want to be able to catalog these stories and, perhaps, be able to tell them in Inland Seas!

Did you work on a Freighter?  Do you have memories of sailing through the Straits of Mackinac on a sailboat your grandfather built?  Were you there when the river burned? Did you run a Hulett machine unloading iron ore?  Did you perform on one of the passenger steamers one summer?  The stories are endless and we want to hear them all!

Please take a moment to fill out the form below with your name, contact information and a few sentences about your story.  We will get back with you to arrange a time to record your memories.

Oral History Submission