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Story of the waterways set for dinner program

Lee Murdorck of Kaneville will present “Windjammers, Sternwheelers and Tin-Stackers: Working Waterways of Illinois" at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road, Franklin Grove.
Lee Murdorck of Kaneville will present “Windjammers, Sternwheelers and Tin-Stackers: Working Waterways of Illinois" at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road, Franklin Grove.

FRANKLIN GROVE – The Franklin Grove Creek & Preservation Committee will host an “Evening at the Mill” dinner and program at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road.

Lee Murdorck of Kaneville will present the program “Windjammers, Sternwheelers and Tin-Stackers: Working Waterways of Illinois.”

According to a news release, Murdock “sings and speaks the language of the river rats and schooner-men, the lighthouse keepers and fisherfolk, the modern-day sailors and the environmentalist.”

Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and story in the state’s rivers, canals, and along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Tickets are $25 at franklincreekgristmill.com or the mill, or by calling 815-456-2718. Reservations are due Aug. 11.

Proceeds will benefit the maintenance and operation of the mill, which is operated by the nonprofit organization Franklin Grove Creek & Preservation Committee.

The facility will be open all afternoon for tours prior to the dinner and program.

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