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Michigan Tin Can Tourists at Port Crescent

Tin Can Tourists

Members of the vintage camper group Tin Can Tourists will be olling into Michigan’s Thumb Port Crescent Campground on July 24 to 28th 2019. The enthusiast group first formed in 1919 in Tampa Florida. The organization is composed of over 1000 with members all of the United States, Canada, and Japan. The rally is regulary held at Port Crescent shows some of the best-restored motor coaches and travel trailers in the region. More information about Tin Can Tourists can be found on their website

The Michigan Tin Can Tourists visits the Port Cresent state park just about every year. Campers will be open for tours and viewing on Saurday July 27th.

Below is a sample of the vintage camping trailers at Port Crescent State Park taken in 2012.

The Tin Can Tourists were organized at Desoto Park, Tampa, Florida, in 1919. Their guiding principles were clean camps, friendliness among campers, decent behavior and to secure plenty of clean, wholesome entertainment for those in camp. The group grew rapidly during the 1920s and 1930s. The Michigan Tin Can Tourist group makes its way to the upper Thumb abouit every other year.

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