110 W. New York Ave.
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Historian hopes to find World War II-era workers from plant
posted Nov 28, 2012 - 6:57:45am
Retired DeLand High School history teacher Dan Friend will present the wartime history of the DeLand American Machinery Corp. (AMC) tugboats, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Robert Conrad Education and Research Center, 137 W. Michgan Ave. in DeLand.
The tugboats were built at Beresford Boatworks in DeLand for the U.S. Army.
Friend said some of them saw action in World War II in Europe. He will tell the story of how the small tugboats, built for harbor use, got across the Atlantic.
He hopes former AMC workers or their family members will attend the event as his honored guests. Friend's presentation will be followed by a special announcement about an AMC tugboat that inspired his research.
Seating is limited; call 386-740-6813 for reservations.
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