NEWS RELEASE: Maritime Historians to give Titanic Talk
Great Lakes Maritime Historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg will be coming to the Bruce County Museum in Southampton, Ontario, to give a talk based on one of their books, "TITANIC, The Great Lakes Connections" at 2 PM on Sunday, July 29, as part of Southampton's second annual Marine Heritage Festival.
This prolific husband-and-wife team, from Windsor, Ontario, and Chicago, has written more than a dozen books and over 300 magazine and newsletter articles, with their work appearing in a wide range of publications including the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper and The Saturday Evening Post magazine, and have produced a dozen documentaries (available on DVD), all on the topics of Great Lakes maritime history and shipwrecks.
Kohl and Forsberg, longtime scuba divers who shoot underwater photos and videos of Great Lakes shipwrecks, have university degrees in History, as well as underwater archaeology certifications from Britain's Nautical Archaeology Society.
Their TITANIC book is a perennial favourite throughout the Great Lakes region.
As part of this year's 100th anniversary of TITANIC's tragic sinking, the Bruce County Museum is offering the public a special TITANIC exhibit, and has made special arrangements to have these two historians come to town and share their exciting maritime stories about the world's most famous shipwreck and the many interesting ways it ties in with the Great Lakes.
Their talk will include a multi-media presentation that features archival images and live narration, as well as video they shot of TITANIC discoverer Robert Ballard on his research vessel searching for shipwrecks in Lake Huron in 2002.
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