UPDATE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and after careful consideration and the recent urging of Governor DeWine to cancel public gatherings and events, we have decided to postpone this program to a later date. Please watch for email communication with information regarding the new date. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call us at 419-214-5000 or email us at email@example.com.
Heroic Age of Diving by Jerry Kuntz
During the 1840s and 1850s, during the infancy of the development of underwater breathing apparatus, Lake Erie became the proving ground for this new technology. The salvage of three infamous passenger steamer wrecks, the Erie, the G. P. Griffth, and the Atlantic became the incentive for divers and engineers to test the limits of their new devices. Foremost among them was John Green, a man who kept secret the story of his own tragic shipwreck.
Jerry Kuntz is a researcher and writer residing in New York’s Hudson River Valley. His books include biographies of exceptional, but little-known 19th Century Americans: Wild West Show sharpshooters, pioneer aviators, baseball league promoters, dance hall denizens, a teenage Amazon plant hunter, and early apparatus divers. He is currently researching the balloon-parachuting craze of the 1890s. Kuntz was educated at Earlham College and Rutgers University, where he earned a Masters in Library and Information Science.
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