Whatever Happened with the Great Lakes Circle Tour? | North Coast Chronicles

April 27, 2023

Revive your wanderlust: Great Lakes Circle Tour

This month on North Coast Chronicles:Tales from the Great Lakes!  "Whatever Happened with the Great Lakes Circle Tour?"  A great idea from the 80's to encourage travelers through the beautiful byways of the Great Lakes hasn't gotten much attention lately. What gives? The Great Lakes Circle Tour is the brain child and copywrite of the Great Lakes Commission but has languished under questions about management needs and application in today's digital world. Mr. Tom Crane, Deputy Executive Director, of the Commission catches us up on the Circle Tour origin story and revisiting how the idea can more effectively promote all the new and fabulous stuff going on in the Great Lakes!  

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Helen Brohl

Helen Brohl is a Great Lakes gal, having grown up on the south shore of Lake Erie and a lifetime of summers on Middle Bass Island. Helen understands the Great Lakes as a valuable resource with a Master's Degree from The Ohio State University in Great Lakes Land and Water Use Policy and as an economic engine for the nation with almost 40 years of experience in maritime transportation and trade development. Helen previously worked as professional staff on the U.S. Congressional House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, with NOAA's Office of Coast Management, did trade development for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, was the Director of Marketing for the Port of Chicago, the Executive Director of the U.S. Great Lakes Shipping Association, and retired in January 2023 after almost 17 years as the Executive Director of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System in Washington, DC. Follow along as Helen shares the nature, folk lore, and charm of the Great Lakes!