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On This Day In 1960, A Storm Stranded This Freighter Off South Manitou's Shore Forever

By Emily Tyra | Nov. 29, 2021

November 29, 1960 brought blinding snow squalls and wicked high winds to the Great Lakes causing the Francisco Morazan to veer off course and run aground off the coast of South Manitou Island. Today, the 234-foot ocean freighter looms large on the sandbars and reefs of the island, where parts of its hulking steel body still jut out of Lake Michigan.

At the time of the shipwreck, the Morazan’s captain was 24-year-old Eduardo Trivizas, of Greece, accompanied by an international crew of 12 and his pregnant wife. They were trying — at the bitter end of the Great Lakes shipping season — to get their vessel and its cargo ...

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Suttons Bay Bikes Is Matching Donations For New Herman Park Pump Track

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Today Tuesday, November 30, 2021

9:00 AM

Friends of IPL Holiday Mitten Tree

Donate new or hand-made mittens, gloves, scarves & hats to the Friends Holiday Mitten Tree, Nov. 29 - ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Paper Constructions: Denise Samuels

Samuels exhibits sculptural, geometric constructions with recycled papers – cereal boxes, common cardboard & other heavier fibers she ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Small Works Holiday Exhibition

Annual showcase of 2D + 3D work that offers small, original art at affordable prices, $150 or less. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

15th Annual Precision Furnace Makeover

Nominate a deserving family & explain why they need a new furnace system. Deadline: Midnight on Sun., Dec. ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Strolling Lights Festival

Pre-lit tees will be placed on the grounds of the Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District by Nov. 12. ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Annual Art Tree & Small Gift Show

Featuring over 20 artists, all which will have small objects of art displayed on the tree. Other small ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Birds Fly In: A Human Refuge

A cross-cultural art collaboration focusing on themes related to Migration & Intuition. Artist Ellie Harold was surprised by ... More Info >>

4:00 PM

"The Women of Copper Country" Book Discussion

Enjoy discussing this year's Michigan Read, "The Women of Copper Country," by Mary Doria Russell. In-library event. More Info >>

4:00 PM

Giving Tuesday for TART Trails

Today Traverse City Tourism will match up to $5,000 of donations to TART Trails in recognition of Giving ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

OTP Auditions

For "Cinderella." This musical has roles for adults of all ages & youth aged 10-14. Auditionees must prepare ... More Info >>

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