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Explore the vast breadth of the Great Lakes during this eight-day travel program. Enjoy a seven-night, exclusively chartered cruise through all five Great Lakes, admire the beautiful landscapes and visit towns rich in maritime history and natural splendor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Toronto, Ontario. Experience the delightful Victorian character of automobile-free Mackinac Island. Tour the historic towns of Sault Ste. Marie on both the Michigan and Ontario sides of St. Marys River, including visits to the Museum Ship Valley Camp and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center. Visit Sault Ste. Marie’s mighty Soo Locks and experience the thunderous power of Niagara Falls. Enjoy a guided tour of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, with an indoor-outdoor collection of American automobiles. Cruise aboard the newly launched, Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain. This luxury ship features only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony. Choose to extend your journey with our exclusive Chicago Pre-Cruise and Toronto Post-Cruise Options.


  • Seven-night cruise through the five Great Lakes from Milwaukee to Toronto, visiting historic islands and quaint towns rich in maritime history and natural splendor.
  • An excursion included in each port and specially arranged lectures on board.
  • Delight in the Victorian character of automobile-free Mackinac Island.
  • Visit Sault Ste. Marie’s mighty Soo Locks.
  • Experience the thunderous power of Niagara Falls.
  • Relax in the fishing town of Tobermory and enjoy its scenic autumn vistas.
  • Exclusively chartered cruise aboard the Five-Star small ship Le Champlain, newly launched in 2018.
  • Only 92 Suites and Staterooms—each with a private balcony!
  • Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi aboard ship.
  • Chicago Pre-Cruise and Toronto Post-Cruise Options.
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Day 1: Depart home city / Arrive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Embark Le Champlain / Cruising Lake Michigan
Day 2: Mackinac Island, Michigan
Day 3: Marquette for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore / Cruising Lake Superior
Day 4: Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan and Ontario) / Cruising Lake Huron
Day 5: Tobermory, Ontario/Georgian Bay
Day 6: Windsor for Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan / Cruising Lake Erie
Day 7: Port Colborne, Ontario, (Welland Canal) for Niagara Falls / St. Catharines / Toronto / Cruising Lake Ontario
Day 8: Toronto / Return to home city

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Colin Calloway is John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds in England in 1978. After moving to the United States, he taught high school in Springfield, Vermont, served for two years as associate director and editor of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and taught for seven years at the University of Wyoming. He has been associated with Dartmouth since 1990 when he first came as a visiting professor. He became a permanent member of the faculty in 1995.

Professor Calloway has authored numerous books on Native American history, including:

  • New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997)
  • The American Revolution in Indian Country (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  • The Western Abenakis in Vermont (University of Oklahoma Press, 1990)
  • The Abenaki (Chelsea House, 1989)
  • Crown and Calumet: British-Indian Relations, 1783-1815 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1997)
  • The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America, (2006)
  • One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark (University of Nebraska Press, 2003; winner of six "best book" awards)
  • The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army (2015)
  • White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America, (2008); First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History (Bedford/St. Martins, 2016)
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