GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NOTICE OF ANNUAL DINNER AND MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020 AT 5 PM
WHITEFISH TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER – PARADISE, MICHIGAN
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society officially announces that the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Membership will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 5:00 pm at the Whitefish Township Community Center, located on highway M-123 in Paradise, Michigan. All members of the Shipwreck Society are encouraged to attend.
Cocktails will begin at 5 pm, followed by dinner at 6 pm, with the Annual Meeting and Program starting at 7 pm. The cost is $25.00 per person. Please REGISTER ONLINE for this event or call the Shipwreck Society office at 906-635-1742 any time before noon on May 11, 2020.
New nominees to the Shipwreck Society Board of Directors will be presented at this meeting, with a subsequent vote to elect them by the membership.
This year’s Keynote Program features “STORM”, a unique visual and musical presentation by board member Ric Mixter, with contemporary musician Dan Hall.
It’s fair to say most of the stories of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes have been lost to the ages. Thousands of ships- from sailing schooners to steel freighters- have vanished on these inland seas. The cause of these accidents varies, from collisions to fire and strandings. But November gales are the most notorious, appearing with little notice during the months when shipping companies are scrambling to get their final loads across the lakes before freeze-up.
Storm remembers these terrifying gales, and the survivals of sailors who were caught in the tempest. Combining actual eyewitness interviews with spellbinding underwater video, Storm fuses contemporary music to create a history lesson that cannot be forgotten.
Ric Mixter hosts Storm, transporting the audience back to the age of sail and steam. Dan Hall provides the melody, with lyrics derived from historical accounts of survivors. Dan’s songs are as powerful as the massive modern freighters he heralds in “Thousand Foot Keel”, and his amazing voice provides requiem for those lost to the lakes.
Ric Mixter has been featured on the History and Discovery channels as an expert on Great Lakes storms. He has produced over 30 programs for PBS and tours the Midwest as one of the most popular shipwreck lecturers. Ric has visited over 100 shipwrecks, from German U-Boats to 150 year old schooners. He’s traveled thousands of miles to record wrecks in the ocean and on the lakes and he’s one of the few to actually visit the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Here’s sneak peek exclusively for the Shipwreck Society Membership >>STORM!