Cabin Fever Lecture Series – “A Superior Design, Whaleback Shipwrecks” by Ric Mixter. Whalebacks were unique ships built in Superior, Wisc. This presentation will include a visual profile of their inventor and underwater visits to the shipwrecks of Sagamore, Colgate and Cort. This event is free and open to everyone. It will be held at the Alcona Township Hall, 5576 North US-23, Black River at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Alcona Historical Society. For more information, visit www.alconahistoricalsociety.com or call (989) 724-7902.
Ric Mixter was awarded for 20 years of maritime preservation by the Association of Great Lakes Maritime History. He has produced over 30 shows on local history for PBS and the Outdoor Channel and has appeared on the History and Discovery Channel as a shipwreck expert. Energetic and animated, he has changed the way lecturers share history. From interactive video links to rare interviews and underwater video, Mixter is in a class all by himself on the lecture circuit.