Join us on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 PM for “Manitou Mysteries”, featuring the legends, histories and mysteries of the Manitou Passage, Northern Lake Michigan’s crowned jewel.
Journey to the waters off the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Northern Lake Michigan and join author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson in exploring the histories and mysteries of the Manitou Passage, one of the deadliest areas on the great lakes. An undiscovered fleet of shipwrecked ghost-ships lies off that rugged coast, just waiting to be found. Learn their stories and explore a newly discovered mystery schooner thought to be one of the most intact shipwrecks on the planet.
This presentation features details of a brand new shipwreck discovery and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Manitou Islands and the shipwreck graveyard which lies beneath the waters between. This is an hour-long program containing historical imagery and exciting underwater footage of shipwrecks, highlighting some of Lake Michigan’s newest shipwreck discoveries, as well as entertaining stories and Great Lakes lore.
Author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson has spent the last two decades exploring Lake Michigan and documenting new shipwreck discoveries. We was a member of the Benzie Area Public Safety Dive Team For nearly a decade, working in conjunction with the Benzie County Sheriff’s Department. He has written two books concerning Michigan history and unsolved mysteries and created the popular website www.michiganmysteries.com.