Learn the story behind one of the most dramatic shipwrecks in Lake Erie during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, at our Main Branch.

Presenter Kevin Magee will describe the fatal night in 1864 when the brigantine Sultan foundered during a storm only a few miles from Euclid’s shore. Most of the crew climbed the rigging in hopes of surviving the storm, but only one lived to tell the harrowing tale.

Magee will also explain how the shipwreck was discovered by the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) in 2011. The wreck is unique because of how well-preserved it is, and because of its unusual cargo.

The program is free to attend. But space is limited so registration is required. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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