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Pirate Captain Dan Seavey, Lake Pirate, circa 1920

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Summer at the Great Lakes

A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes

2022-07-16 12:00:00 2022-07-16 13:00:00 America/New_York Summer at the Great Lakes A speaker from the National Museum of the Great Lakes will present a historical examination of piracy. No parrots or peg legs included but a healthy dose of thievery, mutiny, and other unsavory tales. Main Library -

Saturday, July 16
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-16 12:00:00 2022-07-16 13:00:00 America/New_York Summer at the Great Lakes A speaker from the National Museum of the Great Lakes will present a historical examination of piracy. No parrots or peg legs included but a healthy dose of thievery, mutiny, and other unsavory tales. Main Library -

A speaker from the National Museum of the Great Lakes will present a historical examination of piracy. No parrots or peg legs included but a healthy dose of thievery, mutiny, and other unsavory tales.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9020.

Celebrate Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading theme with a local connection: the Great Lakes!

Topics, speakers, and times are below:

12 pm: A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes, Auditorium. A speaker from the National Museum of the Great Lakes will present a historical examination of piracy. No parrots or peg legs included but a healthy dose of thievery, mutiny, and other unsavory tales.

1 pm: Paranormal Great Lakes, Auditorium. Local author Charles Cassady, Jr. will share fantastic sailors' tales, mysteries, and legends of the five majestic freshwater seas. Presented for the ghost-buster, skeptic, or the just plain curious.

2 pm: The Flood of 1913, Library Park Amphitheater. A park ranger from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and volunteer actors will recount real-life tales of one of the worst natural disasters the state has ever seen.

For questions or additional information please contact the Business, Government & Science desk at 330.643.9020 or stdiv@akronlibrary.org.


For more assistance or further reading, check out these resources:

[Image used is of Great Lakes Pirate Captain Dan Seavey near the end of his career in 1920.]

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