Tattletale Sounds: The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations book by Ric Mixter

The quest for silver, gold and copper on the Great Lakes has cost would-be salvagers fortunes, but have they ever paid off? Historian Ric Mixter dives into the mystery of these high value cargoes and stories that have circulated for centuries. From the first shipwreck on the upper lakes to the modern television quest for gold in Lake Michigan, Ric puts fact into legends that include Confederate treasure, Montana silver in Lake Superior, and the deadly quest to find Upper Peninsula copper near Alpena, Michigan. One treasure hunter spent his adult life searching for a ship that may never have existed!

Tattletale Sounds is the latest book on the Great Lakes most famous shipwreck, the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on November 10, 1975. Diver/historian Ric Mixter has interviewed dozens of men who built, sailed and explored the wrecksite, visiting the Fitzgerald himself in the Delta submersible in 1994. His book separates legend from fact with 300 pages of photos, diagrams and first person accounts of the largest ship ever lost on the inland seas.

Mixter is a native of Gwinn in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

What:          Treasure Ships of the Great Lakes w/ historian Ric Mixter

When:         Monday, June 24, 2024

Where:        Commerce Twsp Library (180 Commerce Rd, Commerce Charter Twp, MI) 

Time:          7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cost:           Free (but you need to register)

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Treasure Ships of the Great Lakes w/ Ric Mixter

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