October 8, 2023 | October 8, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On October 8th of that year, the Erie Marine Division of Litton Industries launched the 1,000-foot freighter Presque Isle. The ship was the largest on the upper Great Lakes.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated history series Chronicles. The new season begins Thursday October 26 on WQLN PBS and on our TV app - Passport.