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Opening Reception for new exhibition “Rising to the Surface: A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic”
June 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$25
For one night only, best-selling author Patti Callahan and shipwreck hunter Micah Eldred will tell the tale of a seafaring tragedy that was nearly forgotten.
The explosion of the Steamship Pulaski during the night of June 14, 1838 killed wealthy businessmen and families from Savannah and Charleston, enslaved individuals, seamen, and a former U.S. Congressman.
Now the story is being told at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in a new exhibition, Rising to the Surface: A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic. The display is curated by museum curator and interim executive director of Ships of the Sea, Wendy Melton, and is bolstered by contributions from New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan and shipwreck hunter Micah Eldred, who found the wreckage of the Pulaski in 2018.
Rising to the Surface opens at Ships of the Sea Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m., with one of America’s most captivating storytellers — Patti Callahan – examining what we know and can imagine about that fateful night. Joining Patti is Micah Eldred, who reveals the real-life story of solving one of our country’s most durable maritime mysteries. Tickets to the event are $25 and can be ordered in advance via Eventbrite . After the lecture, guests will enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition. A cash bar will be available.