Join us for the first presentation of our 2021 fall lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in person at the museum or online via Zoom with an option to purchase the book for either participation preference.
ABOUT THE LECTURE: Bottled messages have been discovered onshore nearly as long as glass containers have been invented. They bring tidings from ocean voyagers, invitations for pen-pals, tragic attempts for rescue, and floating farewells from long-lost souls.
Based on his new book, “Bottled Goodbyes”, Ric Mixter will chronicle the most famous messages ever recovered, including three bottles found after the Titanic disaster, five messages that floated ashore from the Great Storm of 1913, and the near-crashes of Balloonist Washington Donaldson along with the final flight that took his life in 1875. Ric also investigates the development of the radio and how that led to a decrease in recovered bottles.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Ric Mixer is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker, author, and historian who has also served as a SCUBA cameraman on underwater expeditions to the Great Lakes’ largest shipwrecks. He has interviewed dozens of shipwreck survivors and consistently delivers standing-room-only crowds for his repeat presentations all over the Great Lakes.
This lecture and is free, but registration is required. Donations are always happily accepted. When registering with Eventbrite, there is an option to purchase “Bottled Goodbyes—Messages from Shipwreck and Aviation Disasters” which will be shipped after the lecture is over.
Sign up online or call 419.214.5000 ext. 200.