Lost on Lake Michigan: The Wreck of SS Chicora
In January 1895, the new steamer Chicora of St. Joseph had already tied up for the winter. Then the Big Four Railroad called—would her owners send the Chicora to Milwaukee on a final voyage? Join us at the Main Branch to learn of a fateful decision that doomed a ship and its crew presented by Bob Myers, Director of History Programming for the Historical Society of Michigan.
Bob oversees many of the Society’s educational programs, including its Michiganders on the Road motorcoach tours, History Hounds lecture series, History Skills Workshops, and Michigan Heritage Home awards. He holds a BA in history from Alma College and an MA in history from Western Michigan University. He has authored numerous books and his articles have appeared in Michigan History Magazine, Chronicle, and Michigan Historical Review. He and his wife Candace live in Grand Ledge, where they are restoring their 1903 Colonial Revival home.