USC Trojan Travel
University of Southern California

Cruising the Great Lakes

Cruising the Great Lakes

per person

Admire magnificent coastal scenery and discover nearly two centuries of North American innovation and maritime history on this one-0f-a-kind cruise itinerary from Milwaukee to Toronto featuring all five Great Lakes.

Experience the thunderous force of Niagra Falls, the historical charm of Mackinac Island, the unspoiled beauty of the UNESCO-inscribed Niagra Escarpment, and the Henry Ford Museau of Innovation in Detroit. Transit the Welland Canal and Soo Locks, among the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.

Extend your journey with the Milwaukee Pre-Program and/or the Toronto Post- Program Options.

Special Guest Speaker: Rick Mixter

Great Lake historian Ric Mixter is one of the most requested maritime speakers in the country. Millions of television viewers recognize him as a shipwreck researcher, diving more that 100 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, including the Edmund Fitzgerald.

He has interviewed dozens of shipwreck survivors over the past 15 years, including two from the 1913 Storm, two from the 1940 Armistice Day Storm, and survivors from the largest shipwrecks in lakes Michigan, Huron, and Erie.

Mixter, who has appeared as a shipwreck expert on the History and Discovery channels, has been awarded for 20 years of maritime preservation by the Association of Great Lakes Maritime History.

USC Host: Linda Ball

Linda Ball has served as Associate Director and Manager of Trojan Travel since 2015. A USC graduate of the Marshall School of Business, Linda oversees all operations of the alumni travel program. Linda fell in love with travel as a student during her studies at Cambridge University with USC’s honors program. Linda has hosted Trojan Travel groups in both international and domestic locations since joining the program as a volunteer in 2010.

Linda’s family carries a strong Trojan legacy, spanning three generations. Her husband Steve, an avid photographer and USC grad, shares her wanderlust. He looks forward to joining Linda on this upcoming journey.

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