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Bay Village Historical Society

September 20, 2018

Bay Village Historical Society Meeting and Potluck Dinner

Thursday, September 20th

At Bay Community House, 303 Cahoon Rd.  

6:00 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner, 7:00 program

Main Dish - Provided by The Bay Village Historical Society 

Last name beginning with:  A-L bring a side dish for ten; M-Z bring an appetizer or dessert for ten. Bring your own place setting. 

Join us and learn the true story and many lives behind the prison ship The Success. 

Mike and Georgann Wachter are well known as the authors of Erie Wrecks and Lights, Erie Wrecks East, and Erie Wrecks West. They have been diving around the world since the mid 1970's. However, nowhere else in the world have they discovered the kind of pristine and perfectly preserved shipwrecks that lie in the fresh waters of the Great Lakes. 

Just off Port Clinton lies the remains of the shipwreck The Success. Constructed in 1840 of Burmese teak in the Far East, the convict ship The Success is the most fabled ship lost in the Great Lakes. While much of her story is true, showmen who exhibited her around the globe invented many yarns to impress visitors to the floating wax museum. Come learn the true 

story and colorful history behind The Success. Her story is one of the best on the inland seas. 

Admission is free for Bay Historical Society members. If you are not a member, a $5 donation is requested when you arrive at the potluck/meeting.  

Membership is encouraged and annual fee is only $20. 

RSVP to Beth Conroy, 440-835-8769 by September 13, or email: beth2335@yahoo.com

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