Great Storm of 1913 | Exhibit

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From: Emmet-Charlevoix County Fairgrounds


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(231) 348-1704
1129 Charlevoix Avenue
PO Box 496
Petoskey, MI 49770
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100 years ago, the Great Storm of 1913 took hundreds of lives on the Great Lakes. A narrarated program in Petoskey will take a look back at the factors that made this the worst storm in Great Lakes history, and who was lost in this tragedy. Dubbed the “King of Storms," it was a gale that blew 60 miles per hour for 16 hours straight, wreaking havoc on four of the Great Lakes. Numerous freighters and their crews were lost. Historian Ric Mixter will share underwater footage and rare pictures from several of the shipwrecks and also the wheelsman’s eye witness account of the wind and waves of 1913. The program will take place from 6 to 8pm at the Community Center at the Fairgrounds in Petoskey. There is no charge for the program which is open to the public. Ric Mixter has dove over 100 shipwrecks, from German U-Boats to the Edmund Fitzgerald. His research has been featured on PBS, Discovery and the History Channels.

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