8th Annual Ghost Ships Festival

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Wauwatosa, WI
8th Annual Ghost Ships Festival – Milwaukee Wisconsin
March 23th & 24th 2007
Join us in celebrating the 8th Annual Ghost Ships Festival at the Four Points Sheraton Conference Center just across from the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee on March 23th & 24th 2007.
This current program is listed below. We reserve the right to modify this schedule as needed. Please note that there will be presentations in two different rooms (Grand Ballroom West and Grand Ballroom East). Wristbands are needed to gain into all presentations and are obtained with a paid admission at the ticket desk.
Workshops are listed below the program. Pre-registration workshops are fee-based classes only.
Friday March 23rd 2007
3:00 PM Booths open to the public
John & Richie will be available to meet the public at the booth next to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Foundation, Inc. booth.
7:30 PM John Chatterton and Richie Kohler of the Deep Sea Detectives will be presenting Titanic's Sister Britannic: A Greek Tragedy
Other presentations:
Saturday March 24th 2007
8:00 PM Booths open to the public
Planes Trains and Ships – The Discovery of the Ann Arbor no. 5 - Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates
The Treasure of Poverty Island – Richard Bennett
Phantoms of the Deep – David Trotter
Portrait of artist as a Wreck Diver – Michael Angelo Gagliardi
The Shipwreck Rouse Simmons – Keith Meverden
Lake Michigan Maritime Ghost Tales – Frederick Stonehouse
A Hard Death: The Sinking of the Hennepin – Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates
The Shipwreck Gallinipper: A Lake Michigan Treasure – Steve Radovan
Hidden Depths: Amazing Underwater Discoveries – David Trotter
Schooner Moonlight & Freighter Marquette Shipwrecks – Ken Merryman
LaSalle’s Griffon: Holy Grail of the Great Lakes - Brendon Baillod
Cutter Rescues – Ric Mixter
More Milwaukee Mysteries – Jerry Guyer
Work Shops
Friday March 23rd 2007
Professional Scuba Inspectors Class
Saturday March 24th, 2007
Wisconsin Underwater Archeological Society
Documentation & Survey Methods for Shipwreck Sites
Pirates Cove - Jerry Guyer
Sidescanning for new shipwrecks
Ghost Ships Festival is a conference devoted to Great Lakes Scuba Diving and Maritime History. Exhibits, workshops, and presentations cover just about every aspect of Great Lakes shipwreck history and Great Lakes scuba diving. You can listen to and interact with leading dive industry professionals, extreme explorers, maritime historians, and Great Lakes authors! Try your luck at the Ghost Ships raffle, or place a bid in our silent auction. Last year Ghost Ships gave away over $10,000 in raffle & silent auction items!
Our 14,000 square foot exhibit hall is free and opens to the public Friday 3pm-8pm and Saturday 8am-7pm. Event tickets are: $20 in advance, and $25.00 at the door on the day of the event. Check out our website for more details at www.ghost-ships.org.
Tickets can be purchased on line or by check by sending your check for the ticket amount to:
Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Foundation, Inc. (GLSRF, Inc.)
7844 St. Anne Ct.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Tickets ordered both online and by mail - Must be picked up at the Will Call desk at the show.
Come be a part of Wisconsin’s Largest Scuba and Maritime Conference!
Questions or comments should be directed to Bradley Friend at glsrf@ghost-ships.org or at 262-758-1044.
Four Points Sheraton Convention Center & Hotel
4747 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee Airport
For Hotel Reservations Call 414-481-8000 or 800-558-3862
Ask for the Ghost Ships Discount Meeting Code GTSFI
Kimm A Stabelfeldt


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May 2019, It appears I was a decade to early for my discussion on the 'Sunken Treasure of Poverty Island'. Lately television favorites like History, Discovery and others have been inundated with programs like: Curse of OAK Island, Curse of Civil War Gold and Lost Gold of WW2 or (something close to that). I guess like all things in life "timing is everything". There will be a new book coming out soon which is a more complete and updated guide to the 'Poverty Island Treasure Brief' which was available in the 1990's and early 2000's. The new book is far more complete and details the entire movement of the legendary treasure. And, you need not wait for five years to find out the next insignificant something.
Richard Bennett

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