Port Of Toledo: Then & Now – Part 2

Part 2 of Port of Toledo: Then and Now is a physical exhibit located in the History Walk Gallery at ProMedica headquarters. This gallery sits in downtown Toledo overlooking the “Mighty Maumee River”. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, this exhibit is not as accessible as originally hoped. We virtually introduced audiences to it through our H2Oh! live-streamed fundraiser taking place on September 26th. To help better share the exhibit, we’ve created a few short video segments including guests Tom Walton, Kay Anderson, Tedd Long, Bob Lucas, and Ted Ligibel. Special thanks goes out to Allied Media and Matt Russell, LLC for the segments’ video production.

Exhibit Introduction

Recreation and Fishing

Tugs and Bridges

Cargo and Shipbuilding

Layup and Schoonmaker

Safety and Passengers

Port Of Toledo: Then & Now – Part 1

Part 1 of Port of Toledo: Then and Now launched in March of 2020 in 6 virtual installments as an interactive online exhibit exploring images and stories highlighting the history of the museum’s hometown port of Toledo, Ohio. Focused on the Port of Toledo from “Then”, this exhibit was merely the beginning of an extended three-part experience. 

Exhibit Directions: To visit the full 10 images connected to each of 6 total separate exhibit updates, click on the initial “map” image in the rotating deck under the appropriate date. This will take you to that update’s interactive map landing page. Once there, hover over the orange location indicators to show images connected to their location on the Maumee River and click “Learn More” to read about the featured images and see other related historic images. NOTE: If you click individual images in the rotating deck you will be led to explore more about that particular image’s historic story.

All images from:
Great Lakes Historical Society Collection at Bowling Green State University
Historical Collection of the Great Lakes at Bowling Green State University
Personal Collection of Paul C. LaMarre, III
Library of Congress
Toledo Lucas County Public Library

We want your help! 

We are planning to have a “now” photo that corresponds with each “then” photo to put up in the Fall of 2020.  Are you a photographer, do you want to help with this project?  Please contact us at shipwreck@nmgl.org to see how we can best use your skills to complete our project.

This exhibit is made possible by visitors like you.  Please consider making a donation to the National Museum of the Great Lakes to help us continue our important work of preserving and making known the history of the Great Lakes.