Schedule

2020 Speaking Engagements

CANCELED – CORONA VIRUS

April 4, 2020, Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show – program – Sailing into Legend –   the Most Baffling Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes

The losses of the French Navy minesweepers Inkerman and Cerisoles, each with French 38 sailors and a Great Lakes pilot aboard continue to mystify the public. The pair left Thunder Bay, on Lake Superior on November 23, 1918 sailing into “a crack in the lake.”  To this day their fate remains one of the inexplicable secrets of the Great Lakes.

UMSAT – Awards Luncheon – program – Target – Great Lakes – During World War II the Great Lakes were a boiling cauldron of naval activity, most long forgotten by the public. This presentation pulls back the blanket of mystery long thrown over the Inland Seas during the Second World War.

 

CANCELED – CORONA VIRUS

November 6, 2020, Gales of November – Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association annual fundraiser – Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. Topic undetermined.

CANCELED – CORONA VIRUS

November 11, 2020, Maritime History on Tap – Marquette Maritime Museum winter lecture series – Ore Dock Brewing Company. Marquette. Topic undetermined but as November 10 marks the 45th anniversary of the loss of EDMUND FITZGERALD it will certainly be “on topic.”

 

Zoom Events

October 16, 2020 – The U.S. Life-Saving Service, a Short History, for the annual conference of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association.

November 10, 2020 – The 45th Anniversary of the wreck of the EDMUND FITZGERALD, a Retrospective, 6:30 pm.  For the Marquette Maritime Museum.

November 13, 2020 – Things That Go Splash in the Night, Great Lakes Maritime Ghost Stories, time TBA. For the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association, Duluth.

 

CANCELED – CORONA VIRUS

2020 Cruising

Ponant – Le Champlain

Periodically I am retained by Smithsonian Journeys as an “expert” for one of their charter trips. I can’t speak highly enough of their trips and participating as an expert is always enjoyable.

September 12 – 26, 2020 Le Champlain, (Chicago – Toronto), Smithsonian Journeys. Explore all five Great Lakes during this new cruise itinerary! Admire magnificent coastal scenery and discover North America’s passion for innovation and rich maritime history from Milwaukee to Toronto.

See for details – https://www.smithsonianjourneys.org/tours/great-lakes-grand-voyage/itinerary/

 

CANCELED – CORONA VIRUS

Pearl Mist Cruises

I have periodically lectured on most of the cruise ships on the Great Lakes but somehow never did so on Pearl Mist. I am looking forward not only to the great route but also the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful ship.

For additional information – https://www.pearlseascruises.com

July 30 – August 6, 2020 – Milwaukee to Toronto –  Great Lakes –

Enjoy the crystal waters of the Great Lakes, the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world. From the comfort of Pearl Mist, sail through the Sweetwater Seas and visit the many remarkable destinations along the way.

September 3 – September 13, 2020 – Quebec to Portland – Canada and New England Fall Foliage –

During this enchanting 10-night voyage we will explore the most sought-after Canadian locations, as well as many of our favorite colorful destinations along the New England coast.

Witness the vibrant reds, bright oranges, and golden yellows flooding the shores during this vibrant season, all from the comfort of your private balcony,

For additional information – https://www.pearlseascruises.com

 

2021 Speaking

 

April 9-10, 2021, Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show –  Minneapolis, program – Sailing into Legend –   the Most Baffling Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes  (Given the covid situation this could morph into a virtual presentation)

 

2021 Cruising

Ponant – Le Dumont d’Urville

Periodically I am retained by Smithsonian Journeys as an “expert” for one of their charter trips. I can’t speak highly enough of their trips and participating as an expert is always enjoyable.

September 30 – October 7, 2021 Le Dumont d’Urville, (Chicago – Toronto), Smithsonian Journeys. Explore all five Great Lakes during this new cruise itinerary! Admire magnificent coastal scenery and discover North America’s passion for innovation and rich maritime history from Milwaukee to Toronto.

See for details – https://www.smithsonianjourneys.org/tours/great-lakes-grand-voyage/itinerary/

 

Past Programs

I have presented programs to many groups and organizations. The following are but a few and in no particular order:

U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association

Twin Cities Civil War Round Table

Old Mariner’s Church, Detroit

Smithsonian Journey (as Smithsonian Expert)

Superiorland Library Cooperative (Upper Peninsula Regional Library Conference)

Sonderegger Symposium, Northern Michigan University

Rochester Public Library, Rochester, Michigan

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, Michigan

Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society – Upper Midwest Scuba and Travel Show (UMSAT)

Lorenzo Cultural Center (Macomb, Michigan)

Blount Small Ship Adventures; various cruise itineraries

Sault District Library

Victory Cruise Lines

Go Next Travel (University Travel)

Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison

Marquette Range Engineers

Marquette Lions Club

Northern Center for Life-Long Learning, Northern Michigan University

“Science on Tap” series at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette

Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society 2015 Edmund Fitzgerald Bell Ringing Ceremony

Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club

Haimark Lines

Smithsonian Journeys

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Upper Peninsula Tourism Conference

Niagara Public Library

Rhinelander Public Library, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Great Lakes Commission

Blount Small Ships Adventures – Magical Lake Michigan

Briggs Public Library Foundation

Lorenzo Cultural Center, Macomb County

Keweenaw County Historical Society

Forsyth County Historical Society

Neptune Dive Club, Green Bay, Wisconsin

St. Clair County Library

Eagan Maritime Institute, Nantucket

Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit

Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc

Friends of Plum and Pilot Island

Great Lakes Maritime Teacher Workshop

Travel Dynamics International

Marine Museum of Sandusky

Michigan Ports City Collaborative

Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Ghost Ships Festival, Milwaukee

American Canadian Caribbean Lines

Michigan Ports Collaborative Summit

Chicago Ghost Conference

Sonderegger Symposium, Northern Michigan University

US Coast Guard, Civil Engineer Unit, Ninth District

Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society (Minneapolis)

Door County Maritime Museum

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association

Marquette General Hospital Volunteers

Macomb County County Community College Cultural Center

East Tawas Friends of the Library

Seaway Trail, Inc., Sacketts’ Harbor

Alger County Historical Society

Ostego County Library

Sterling Heights Public Library

Bayliss Public Library

Great Lakes Maritime Institute, Detroit

National Maritime Conferences (6th and 7th)

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Our World Underwater

Underwater Canada, Toronto

Gales of November – Duluth

Gales of November – Marquette

Erie Maritime Museum

Beneath the Sea, New York City

Keeper of the Light Festival

Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival

Ghost Ships Festival

U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association

Michigan Technological University

Manistee Public Library

L’Anse Schools

Midland Historical Society

Marquette County Historical Society

Upper Peninsula Emergency Medical Conference

Michigan Association of Math Teachers Conference

Flushing Historical Society

Shipwrecks, Niagara Ontario Divers

Fremont Public Library

Michigan Technological University

Great Lakes Aquarium

Michigan Lighthouse Conference

Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Brimley Schools

Bruce Township School

Flushing Historical Society

Soo Township School

Dow Memorial Library

American Canadian Caribbean Line

Lake Superior Marine Museum, Duluth

Central Michigan University Roads Scholar programs

Northern Michigan University Elder Hostel programs

Association for Great Lakes Maritime History

Madison Heights Historical Commission

Neptune’s Nimrods SCUBA Diving Club

Au Sable/Oscoda Historical Society

Peter White Public Library

Pentwater Public Library

Upper Peninsula History Conference

Marquette Maritime Museum

Contact: www.frederickstonehouse.com

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