Morrell: Untold Stories

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Four dynamic presentations will remember the sinking of the freighter Daniel J. Morrell fifty years ago. Explore the loss with never before told stories about the wreck, the sole survivor’s experience and the discovery of the vessel’s underwater resting place.

Ric Mixter will share a multi-media presentation, which includes Dennis Hale recounting the ship’s sinking, rare footage from the aerial search that rescued Hale and footage of the Morrell underway. David Trotter will recount the true adventure story of the Morrell discovery and exploration in 1979. Jim & Pat Stayer’s presentation features Dennis Hale, telling the story of his survival and the events leading up to and following his ordeal. Lastly, Dive Detectives TV host Mike Fletcher will share a film about the pact he made with Dennis to revisit the wreck together to investigate a clue in the engine room.

In addition, Barbara Hale, wife of the late Dennis Hale, will exhibit a number of artifacts and will have copies of Dennis’s book, Sole Survivor, available for purchase. Robert McGreevy, one of America’s most respected marine artists and historians, will display several of his paintings and illustrations of the Daniel J. Morrell, and have them available for sale.

Please visit detroithistorical.org or call 313.833.1801 for additional information about the program and to purchase tickets.
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By: Dossin Great Lakes Museum

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