TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Organizers say most of the exhibits for a new Great Lakes maritime museum in northwest Ohio should be in place by early December, and its opening is planned in April.
The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/1h6ZcnW ) reports the displays at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo will include a 160-year-old lifesaving boat from Kelleys Island. It's the oldest Great Lakes boat known to exist in its original construction but couldn't be displayed at the Great Lakes Historical Society's old museum in Vermilion because it was too large. It's already in place at its new home.
The society's executive director, Christopher Gillcrist, says more exhibits will be in place over the next few weeks as the changes pick up pace.
The project is expected to cost nearly $12.9 million.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/