Author and Shipwreck Survivor Presents at Door County Maritime Museum

Dennis Hale, author of his recently released autobiography entitled Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor, will recount one of the most remarkable shipwreck survival sagas on the Great Lakes at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay at 7 pm on April 2.

This presentation will be the final in the museum’s Speaker Series and unlike other programs, only a limited number of 80 tickets will be sold.

Hale was the sole survivor of the ill-fated lake freighter Daniel J. Morrell, which sank in Lake Huron on Nov. 29, 1966, when the 603-foot bulk carrier broke in two during a raging storm and plunged to the bottom of lake. Hale and three other men managed to climb onto a raft, but in temperatures that hovered around freezing the other three men died within hours of hypothermia. Doctors were mystified that 26-year-old Hale survived 38 hours on an open raft.

Tickets cost $5 for museum members and $12 for non-members. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, call 920.743.5958.