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The Shipwreck That Never Was: The “UX-791” and Great Lakes Maritime History

Introduction This post is a little late as its subject has since run its course on social media and has been discounted (or at least forgotten, hopefully). This post is regarding a fake news story that made waves on social media a year ago and its implications. In February 18, of 2016 came this headline: "USA: … Continue reading The Shipwreck That Never Was: The “UX-791” and Great Lakes Maritime History

Halloween on the Great Lakes: The Ghost Ship S.S. Bannockburn

The S.S. Bannockburn underway Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green University. Introduction  How does a legend develop? Where do the stories come from? The story of the S.S. Bannockburn remains an infamous tale of great lakes history blending both historical fact and paranormal legend. It’s a story that has been told and retold … Continue reading Halloween on the Great Lakes: The Ghost Ship S.S. Bannockburn

A General History of the Ward Mound Group & The Burial Sites Conflict in Wisconsin

   Introduction For the inaugural blog post I am posting the notes I wrote for my guest appearance on the CRM Archaeology Podcast. Episode #91 "Stopping the Destruction of Wisconsin's Mounds" which can be found here: http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/crmarchpodcast/91 This blog was created out of my tendency to write overly long, wordy, impassioned, Facebook posts. The Facebook post I … Continue reading A General History of the Ward Mound Group & The Burial Sites Conflict in Wisconsin