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Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes Discussion Guide

Activities, vocabulary, discussion questions, and extensions for using Sport with your students.

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes Discussion Guide | Wisconsin Historical Society
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In 1914 crew members of the lighthouse tender Hyacinth rescued a stray puppy from the Milwaukee River and named him Sport. For the next twelve years, this charming rescue, believed to be a Newfoundland-retriever mix, lived the life of a ship dog, helping the Hyacinth crew as they carried supplies to lighthouses and maintained the buoys around Lake Michigan. Sport quickly became a valued companion to his crew and a recognizable mascot of the lake, making friends in every port.

This guide is intended for use with Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes. It contains activities, vocabulary, discussion questions, and extensions for using Sport with your students. Please feel free to modify any part of it for use in your classroom.

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