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Term: Spring Summer Session 22: July Newsletter

O L L I Newsletter
Monthly Meeting

August 10, 2022 — Bottled Goodbyes Presented by Ric Mixter

Bottled messages have been discovered on shore nearly as long as glass containers have been invented. They bring tidings from ocean voyagers, invitations for penpals, tragic attempts for rescue and floating farewells from long lost souls. Based on Ric Mixter’s new book, Bottled Goodbyes, which chronicles the most famous messages ever recovered, including three bottles found after the Titanic disaster. One of those messages was allegedly from a White House aide who served two U.S. presidents. Ric also investigated five messages that floated ashore from the Great Storm of 1913 and shares in-depth information on the barge Plymouth and Lightship 82 notes. Both ships, including the entire crews, were lost; so, the messages recovered made national headlines. Of particular interest are the near crashes of balloonist Washington Donaldson in lakes Ontario and Michigan and the final flight that took his life off the Michigan coast in 1875. Ric also investigates the development of radio on the Great Lakes and how that led to a decrease in bottles recovered.

Ric Mixter will give another exciting lecture; look for his course in the class listings:

(349) Lighthouses and Lightships of the Lakes

To attend the Monthly Meeting -  Register Here

or call the OLLI Office at (989)964-4475

Save the Date

October 15, 2022 SVSU Homecoming Tailgate Experience! 

Mark you calendars and Join OLLI to celebrate SVSU's Homecoming! 

SVSU Cardinals will take on the Indianapolis Greyhounds.

More informaiion to come in the 2022 Fall Class and Travel Catalog! 

Watch for the 2022 OLLI Fall Catalog- Coming Soon! 

Catalogs in Mail End of July

Registration 8:30 am, Wednesday, August 24th

Classes begin September 1st 

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