STORM: Marquette
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

STORM: Marquette

Marquette’s most famous maritime stories told in music and video! The whole family will enjoy this look at 300 years of history that includes shipwrecks and lighthouses. The two hour concert features a soundtrack by Dan Hall and narration by Marquette native Ric Mixter

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The Sydney Smith JR Collision at Blue Water Bridge
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Sydney Smith JR Collision at Blue Water Bridge

Ric Mixter shares government footage of the recovery of the Smith after a collision in the shadow of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron. Quick action saved the crew, but the wreck crippled shipping traffic for several weeks while the Army Corps came up with a plan to remove the hulk. Ric will also take the audience on a dive in the swift water to show what is left of the wreck today. Sponsored by the Lake Huron Lore Maritime Society, dinner starts at 6p

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Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations

From it’s unique construction to the killer storm that took her crew, The Fitzgerald continues to intrigue audiences several decades after her loss. Ric shares over twenty years of research as well as a personal dive to the wreck site to provide insight that you don’t want to miss;

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Remembering Terry Pepper
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Remembering Terry Pepper

Terry Pepper was a prolific lighthouse historian, creating the largest database available to the public (Seeing the Lights) and sharing his knowledge and photographic collection with countless authors, documentary producers and especially lighthouse preservation groups. His life will be celebrated June 8th at his beloved Cheboygan Range Lighthouse (free to the public) and a special lighthouse cruise (Departs from Mackinaw City aboard Shepler’s “Hope” ) will be arranged as a fundraiser for the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association.

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