Lake Michigan is a Shipwreck Graveyard

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Talk on Shipwrecks

Have you ever wanted to discover and search a shipwreck? If so, this program is perfect for you. Join Ross Richardson as he takes you through his discoveries in Lake Michigan at the event, Skillagalee: Shipwreck Graveyard.

On February 9 at 7:00 p.m., Richardson will be showing his “video diary”, diving into how the search for a shipwreck takes place. Spending the last decade hunting and recording shipwrecks, he has had many rare opportunities, such as solo diving off northern Lake Michigan into virgin shipwrecks.

Rochester Hills Public Library Presents Shipwreck Graveyard February 9

Rochester Hills Public Library Presents Shipwreck Graveyard February 9

“As a fellow librarian, I think the most important thing we can do is share knowledge,” says Richardson. “With all of my diving experiences, it’s my pleasure to share my knowledge with those who may not have the chance to see it themselves.”

Richardson’s roles include being a volunteer librarian at the Almira Township Library, a Benzie County Sheriff’s Department Special Deputy, and a diver on the Benzie Area Public Safety Dive Team. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates.

“At the Rochester Hills Public Library, we always love a good story,” says Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley. “And we know Ross Richardson’s real-life adventure stories in the depths of Lake Michigan are sure to please.”

Registration is available online for this event at Sign up in advance as space will be limited.


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