New Buffalo Township Library Event Calendar


Date: 5/5/2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Title: Unsolved Mysteries: The Shipwreck Thomas Hume
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Location: Pokagon Room
Description: On May 21, 1891, the lumber schooner Thomas Hume and its crew of seven sailed out of Chicago and into a spring storm, never to be seen again. The disappearance of the Thomas Hume lingered as one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Great Lakes until more than a century later, the ship was discovered. The collection of shoes, clothing, jewelry, coins and tools found in the shipwreck generated even more questions. After survey dives, historical research and detective-like reasoning, the team investigating the Thomas Hume pieced together the ship’s career and how its crew lived, worked and died on the lake.
Presenter: Valerie van Heest, Michigan Shipwreck Research Association

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