The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations
The Edmund Fitzgerald is the largest and undoubtedly most famous shipwreck in the Great Lakes. Vanishing with 29 lives in 1975, it epitomizes the destructive power of the gales of November, and has become legend in a top-40 song. Presenter Ric Mixter is one of only a handful of divers to visit the wreck site some 550 feet below Lake Superior. His spellbinding lecture encompasses the ship’s construction near Detroit and the ship’s final voyage from Wisconsin. From former crew to each of the investigators, including Jacques Cousteau’s son, Ric shares details that few know, about the largest shipwreck in the Great Lakes.
Ric Mixter is a former television reporter who now chronicles Great Lakes history via diving and recording rare interviews with survivors of shipwreck. Awarded by the Association For Great Lakes Maritime History, Ric’s work includes twenty years of research that has led to a new book and over a dozen television documentaries, airing on PBS, the Discovery Channel and History Channel. Ric is a also a private pilot, a hobby that is showcased in the name of his video company, Airworthy Productions.
- Thursday, October 18, 2018
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Multipurpose Room