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August 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join HMI and Anna Lardinois, the author of Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: Tragedies and Legacies from the Inland Sea, as she discusses her new book.
Tuesday, August 17th @ 6pm on Zoom
About the book: The newest addition to Globe Pequot’s Shipwrecks series covers the sensational wrecks and maritime disasters from each of the five Great Lakes. It is estimated that over 30,000 sailors have lost their lives in Great Lakes wrecks. For many, these icy, inland seas have become their final resting place, but their last moments live on as a part of maritime history.
The tales, all true and well-documented, feature some of the most notable tragedies on each of the lakes. Included in many of these tales are legends of ghost ship sighting, ghostly shipwreck victims still struggling to get to shore, and other chilling lore. Sailors are a superstitious group, and the stories are sprinkled with omens and maritime protocols that guide decisions made on the water.
Buy the book here: https://historicmilwaukee.org/shop/shipwrecks-of-the-great-lakes/
or at our gift shop at 235 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.