Historian Ric Mixter shares rare interviews with survivors and rescuers from the most incredible Great Lakes stories.
The Most Famous Shipwreck of All Time
The movie Titanic may have made the wreck memorable, but it is far from the most published or known shipwreck worldwide. Historian Ric Mixter explores other ships and separates fact from fiction.
the 1913 Storms
Two storms converged on the lakes during November of 1913, causing unrivaled damage in terms of structures, ships and sailors. 250 lives were lost and 12 ships vanished with their entire crews. For the first time, here is the story as told by two men who made it through the most infamous gale on the inland seas.
The Ship Time Forgot
Lake Michigan's largest shipwreck is told by a suvivor as well as three rescuers from the US Coast Guard. The Bradley is 600 feet long and was discovered in 1959 in 360 feet of water. Ric shares details from that expedition as well as efforts to unlock her mysteries in 1995 and 1997.
Whaleback Henry Cort
The story of a whaleback that was sunk several times during its career, as told by the captain and engineer.
City of Bangor Shipwreck
a car carrier crashes ashore on the remote point of Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. Several captains and a full crew must wade through snow drifts before being rescued by Life Savers.
Shipwreck in the Straits
Blinding fog didn't slow down the captain of the Cedarville. He converged near the Mackinac Bridge with two other ships and sadly collided with a Norwegian freighter in 1966. 10 lives were lost and today Len's testimonial is all that exists as eyewitness testimony to the accident.
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My absolute favorite podcast
Great listen, provides great insight to stories of shipwrecks and rescues throughout the Great Lakes
fantastic eyewitness interviews!
Loved this podcast. I can't believe the narrator found all these incredible eyewitness accounts to the disasters. I'm hooked