Founded in 2000, the festival attracts explorers of all ages who wish to learn more about the nautical time-capsules preserved in the cold, fresh water of the Great Lakes. The Lakes have preserved the remains of thousands of lost ships, including everything from working tug boats to giant four masted sailing schooners and lavish passenger steamships. Today, their remains lie in the clear depths of the Lakes, often undiscovered for centuries.
The Ghost Ships Festival treats attendees to a wide range of technologies, exhibits, artists, musicians, scuba divers and explorers whose work focuses on Great Lakes shipwrecks.
Advance tickets for the full, two-day event are available at www.ghostshipsfestival.com for $20 or can be purchased at the door for $25. People under 18 will be admitted for free.
All events will be held at the Inn on Maritime Bay, 101 Maritime Dr., Manitowoc, WI. All attendees will receive a $5 discount on admission to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, which is adjacent to the hotel. When booking a room, be sure to ask for the Ghost Ships Festival rate or use discount code TE321R.