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Win a Trip for 2 on the 1,000-foot Oreboat Edwin H. Gott
Two 1st Prizes of a Round Trip for 2 on the Great Lakes Fleet/Key Lakes 1,000-foot Oreboat
Purchase your chance to win by mailing in this form today!
Two winners and their guests will sail together the summer of 2015 departing from Duluth or Two Harbors. Average trip is 5.5 days. Accommodations are the Owner’s Quarters, Staterooms & Lounge, overlooking the deck. Dine at the Captain’s table and tour the ship from the Pilothouse to Engine Room. Trip Donated by Great Lakes Fleet/Key Lakes, Inc. This raffle is fundraiser for the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, sponsored by the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association. Great Lakes Fleet/Key Lakes, Inc. will advise winners of boarding dates.
Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, Duluth, MN
FEATURED LUNCHEON SPEAKERS
Friday, November 7
Grandma’s Sports Garden
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Mark Gill, Director of Vessel Traffic Services ("Ice Ops") for the US Coast Guard at the Soo
Saturday, November 8
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Dr. James P. Delgado, Director of Maritime Heritage in the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Dr. Delgado has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. His undersea explorations include RMSTitanic, the discoveries of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic's survivors, and the notorious "ghost ship" Mary Celeste, as well as surveys of USS Arizonaat Pearl Harbor, the sunken fleet of atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll, the polar exploration shipMaud, wrecked in the Arctic, the 1846 wreck of the United States naval brig Somers, whose tragic story inspired Herman Melville's Billy Budd, and Sub Marine Explorer, a civil war-era find and the world's oldest known deep-diving submarine. His archaeological work has also included the excavation of ships and collapsed buildings along the now-buried waterfront of Gold Rush San Francisco
Other Speakers include:
Dennis Hale - Author and Sole Survivor of the SS Daniel J. Morrell
Tim Cochrane - Superintendent, Grand Portage National Monument
Ken Merryman and Jerry Eliason – The Scotiadoc Shipwreck – found September 2013
Frederick Stonehouse – Author and Historian
LCDR Anthony J. Mafia - Commanding Officer, USCG Cutter Alder
Chris Winters - Author and Photographer
Ron Williams - National Weather Service
Dr. Doug Ricketts - Senior Research Associate and Director of Marine Operations, R/V Blue Heron Large Lakes Observatory
Dan Fountain - Author, Michigan Gold & Silver, Mining in the Upper Pennisula
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