July 11, 2023 | July 11, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On July 11th of that year, retired Admiral Charles Curtz sailed his two-masted forty-three foot sailboat, the Thule, into the Erie Yacht Club. Curtz designed and built the ship and had just completed a trans-Atlantic crossing.
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