Maritime Speaker Series Explores WWII

Wes Oleszewski will kick off the Door County Maritime Museum’s Maritime Speaker Series – virtually – with “World War II and the Great Lakes” on Nov. 5, 7 pm. To receive a link to participate in the virtual conversation, email [email protected] by 12 pm on Nov. 5. There is no charge to attend this virtual presentation, but participants are asked to donate a nonperishable food item to an organization of their choice.

Oleszewski’s careers have given him multiple perspectives on history. He has flown contract survey flights for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and he’s flown as an instructor pilot, for three airlines and for one corporate operation. During the last 30 years, he’s also written 28 books, including works about Great Lakes maritime history and shipwrecks, and is now a full-time author. Oleszewski will talk about the publishing process and how it can add to preserving history.

The series will continue Dec. 3, when Stewart and Theresa Fett discuss the history of Bay Shipbuilding; Jan. 7, when Mike McCarthy will talk about kayaking; and Feb. 4, when Titus Seilheimer will present “‘Lawyer’ Dissection Live!: Anatomy of a Burbot Fish.”


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