Executive Director Molly Sampson of the Maritime Museum of Sandusky will speak as part of the Catawba Island Historical Society’s Cultural Lecture Series on Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. The free event is open to the public.
Sampson will address the role local maritime businesses played in supporting the country’s WW II military efforts. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. on May 24 at the Township Community Hall, 3307 N.W. Catawba Rd., Port Clinton..
Sampson is a native of Northwest Ohio, a Bowling Green State University Alumna, and currently pursuing a master’s degree in WW II Studies.
“The Second World War saw rapid change in many business sectors. One of the most significant was the increase in industrial production — first for defense, then as was production following the attack on Pearl Harbor, said Sampson.
“Enterprises like the Matthews and Lyman boat companies did a remarkable job rising to meet the government’s needs.”