Joan Forsberg and Chris Kohl are renowned Great Lakes Maritime historians, divers, photographers and authors that will do two multi-media presentations at Nancy Island Historic Site. They have written 14 books and produced many shipwreck documentaries, maps and postcards.
The Great Lakes were a hot spot of contention in the War of 1812, resulting in many ships that became shipwrecks. Learn about the stories of the Lawrence, Niagara, Hamilton and Scourge along with some interesting lake battles. Did you ever wonder why no military steamship was developed and used during the War of 1812?
In 1677, the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes disappeared with its entire crew and cargo of furs. Built by explorer La Salle, near Niagara Falls, its loss nearly ruined him. The Griffon has become the most hunted shipwreck in Great Lakes history and to date there have been 22 claims of discovery. Find out if the wreck has been found.
$5 per presentation. Purchase both and get a FREE Wasaga Under Siege day pass. Tickets available at Nancy Island Historic Site. Light refreshments provided.
Signed copies of Chris and Joan’s books will be available. These presentations are fundraisers for the ongoing conservation of the hull of the HMS Nancy.