Friendship Centers of Emmet County welcomes Ric Mixter, the most requested maritime historian in the Midwest. His lecture will include details regarding the building of the Edmund Fitzgerald, interviews with workers and divers, and over 20 years of investigative research. “The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations” presentation will take place on Thursday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.
Ric is one of only a handful that has visited the wreck personally. He has dived over 100 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes and produced over 30 programs for PBS and the Outdoor Channel, as well as appeared on the History and Discover Channels. Ric was recently awarded the C. Patrick Labadie Special Acknowledgment Award by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society.
Please join us for lunch prior to this captivating presentation! Lunch is available to those 60 and older for a suggested minimum donation of $3 per person. Those under 60 and accompanying a senior may purchase a lunch pass for $5 per person.