Carrie Sowden, Archaeological Director, will present “The Cortland and the Morning Star: their loss and discovery” This program is open to the public.
These two ships came together in the early hours of June 21, 1868 and both sank quickly. Over 30 lives were lost. The Morning Star was discovered in the 1980’s. The Cortland was not discovered until the summer of 2005. This talk tells each ships story, the view point from each ship as they approached each other on Lake Erie, and what has happened since they sank.
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