The Great Lakes, its Lakers, and the Lake Carriers Association
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for the Lake Carriers’ Association, and learn about the intertwined history of the Great Lakes and maritime industries. Hear how it started, why it looks like it does today, and the challenges and successes navigating the ecology, economy, and maritime culture of the Great Lakes.
With the Lake Carriers’ Association, Rayburn works on a wide range of projects supporting commercial maritime in the Great Lakes including navigation, ice breaking, infrastructure (including the new large lock at the Soo), environmental compliance, and safety. He has 30 years of experience in environmental and engineering consulting and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Geosciences from Purdue University.
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
500 West Fletcher Street
Alpena, Michigan 49707