Delve into the secrets and stories of the “inland seas” in a new exhibition: Great Lakes Shipwrecks: Storms and Stories. Learn how inclement weather combined with bad decisions, poor design, and bad luck can end in tragedy.
The exhibition includes recovered artifacts and fascinating personal stories of crews and loved ones on memorable ships such as the SS Milwaukee, Carl D. Bradley and the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The exhibition includes a special interactive component developed in collaboration with Ferris State University. Local students designed video games that allow visitors of all ages to play the role of Great Lakes captains, crews and lifesaving teams.
Great Lakes Shipwrecks: Storms and Stories is located on the 3rd floor of the museum and is free with general admission. Open through November 2013
The Eastland capsized on the Chicago River, July 24, 1915
|K-12 Educators can find our Great Lakes Shipwrecks, Storms and Stories Educator Resource Guide here.|
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