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Lost on the Lady Elgin

Diver to present program at library


-ENT-DiverWhen her hand touched the wood stock of a musket laying in a filed of debris on the bottom of Lake Michigan, all that remains of the once palatial sidewheel steamer Lady Elgin, it ignited a passion for the study of the tragic circumstances of her sinking in 1860, which resulted in the deaths of more than 300 people. Now, 150 years after the worst disaster on the open waters of Lake Michigan, Valerie Van Heest, an award-winning author, exhibit designer and member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, brings the audience back in time…

Valerie VanHeest, author and diver, will present a program on “Lost on the Lady Elgin” on Monday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library. The library is located at 88 Eighth Street, Sand Lake. Call 616-784-2007 for more info.


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