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Please join the Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers (MSSLS) in their celebration of the 181st anniversary of the birth of Ephraim Shay at SHAY DAYS, July 16 & 17, 2021 at SHAY PARK in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

With the lifting of many of the Covid-19 restrictions, we are happy to announce that the SHAY DAYS live steam train event in Harbor Springs, Michigan is a big GO!! The steamup is on SHAY PARK which is close to many historic, tourist and recreational venues.

A 45mm gauge live steam layout will be located in Shay Park, about 100 feet south of the newly restored live steam powered boat AHA, which was designed and built by Ephraim Shay as his personal yacht.

If you have a geared locomotive and would like to run at this event, please contact MSSLS at one of the addresses below.

Admission is free, but the Harbor Springs Historical Society asks for a donation to help with their continuing restoration of the hexagonal Shay House. The Shay House will be available for self guided tours. You can also listen to history talks at the Harbor Springs Historical Society museum, and you can even tour some of the grade of Ephraim Shay's logging railroad, the HEMLOCK CENTRAL R.R.

Harbor Springs is located on the shore Lake Michigan on the western side of northern Michigan, near Traverse City, Boyne City and Petoskey. The area is home to many wineries, breweries, restaurants, and tourist points of interest.

For more information, see:


You can contact the MICHIGAN SMALL SCALE LIVE STEAMERS at either:
[email protected] or
[email protected]

Hotels and resorts in the area are the Birchwood Motel, Best Western, Boyne Mountain resort and Trout Creek resort.

Thanks, and we hope to see you in July.
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