“First Disaster of the Season” was one headline that described the May 1899 shipwreck of the schooner NELSON, which went down so quickly that one eyewitness said she sank as “quickly as one could snuff out a candle!” She sank on Lake Superior’s southeast shoreline, in the vicinity of the Deer Park Life-Saving Station. What happened to her? How was she discovered? And why has this shipwreck been called “particularly tragic” when most, if not all shipwrecks have a tragic story? Discover the dramatic story of the schooner NELSON in this exciting program! Fee includes admission to visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition the evening of the lecture. Advance registration required. Order online now or call 810-237-3409.
Tragedy and Discovery off the Shipwreck Coast: The Wreck of the Schooner NELSON
Guest Speaker: Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Location: Sloan Museum
Fee: Adults $10, Seniors $9
Members: Adults $9, Seniors $8