MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - It's ‘all hands on deck’ for maritime enthusiasts.
The Masonic Center in Marquette welcomes Gwinn native, Rick Mixter and local musician Dan Hall for two hours of the greatest shipwreck stories ever told, Thursday, October 3, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The program entitled ‘STORM’ will serve as a fund raiser for the Marquette Maritime Museum.
Historian and diver, Mixter will share video of his dives along with stories and interviews from shipwreck survivors.
He'll offer a rare glimpse into the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and other catastrophes around the Great Lakes according to Hilary Billman, Director of the Marquette Maritime Museum.
“He's got some new things he wants to talk about with the Stannard Rock Light. There was an explosion there in 1961. A lot of people blame the engineer who was there to fix the generator and Rick says he has some different ideas on that now and he's going to be talking to the electrician that was actually on Stannard Rock,” Billman announced.
Hall will provide the soundtrack for the evening. He's even written some songs exclusively for this event.
The event will take place in the red room of Masonic Center on Thursday, October 3. Appetizers will be provided by Outlanders with desserts by Joe's Cakes.
Tickets are still available at the Maritime Museum and at EventBrite.