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Cruise into the History of Lake Mendota

See Madison from a different point of view this summer with Lake Mendota historian Captain Don Sanford, author of On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota. Don will offer two completely different but equally fun narrated cruises on Lake Mendota.


MSCR Lake Mendota Celebrity Cruise. Learn all about the lakeshore between Tenney Park and University Bay on this popular cruise aboard the MSCR pontoon boat.


MSCR cruises depart from their pontoon boat dock on the Yahara River near Tenney Park (1615 Sherman Avenue) at 5 p.m. on:
• June 17 (Fri.) Register here.
• July 17 (Sun.) Register here.
• August 6 (Sat.) Register here.

Or call MSCR at: (608) 204-4581.


Betty Lou Historic Cruise. If you’d like great food and a cocktail with your history, join Don for this special two-hour cruise.
Betty Lou Cruises depart from the Mariner’s Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Drive at 2:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
• June 18
• July 16
• July 30
• August 20
• September 3

Make your reservations at BettyLouCruises.com.

Do you need a speaker?

Don is also available for private charters or talks for your club or neighborhood group. Send him an email for more details.

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