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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Author Frederick Johnson speaks on Sea Wing disaster book at Freedom Park

Author Frederick Johnson will be speaking on his book The Sea Wing Disaster of 1890 at the Great River Road Vistor's and Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott on Nov. 8 from 2-3 p.m.

The Sea Wing disaster of 1890 on Lake Pepin was one of the largest which ever occurred on any inland water in the United States. The death toll when the Sea Wing ferry sank was 98.  Johnson's talk will deal with the tragedy's unfolding along with related events along with the aftermath which affected Red Wing and nearby communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The program is free of charge. For more information contact the GRRVLC at (715) 262-0104.

Fred Johnson - Author of The Sea Wing Disaster of 1890

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