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Small-town tradition honors sailors lost, those still on Great Lakes

By: Julie Riddle, The Alpena News

ROGERS CITY — When mighty vessels loom on Northeast Michigan horizons, they represent not only steel and cargo but also humans braving the waves to make America run, a Rogers City nautical history buff and sailor said.

Such work deserves notice, said Mike Horn, director of the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum in Rogers City, which organizes annual bell-ringing ceremonies recognizing sailors past and honoring those who still serve.

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