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"Rising to the Surface: a summoning of Savannah's Titanic"

Updated: May 27, 2022


The Grand Opening Reception for The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum Exhibit: Rising to the Surface, A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic.

Join me in Savannah Georgia at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum for a grand opening reception. The head of Endurance Exploration, Micah Eldred will talk about how they found the shipwreck, the S. S. Pulaski, and what treasure and artifacts have been discovered at the bottom of the ocean after almost 200 years.

I will talk about the real family who inspired Surviving Savannah, and we’ll see the artifacts of those passengers. Your ticket will have a passenger’s name as you travel through the night’s events and discover your fate.


Friday, June 17th

41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Savannah, GA

About this event


New York Times Best-Selling Author Patti Callahan Joins Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Hunter Micah Eldred to Launch New Exhibition

One of the greatest disasters known to Savannah and Charleston was nearly forgotten. The explosion of the Steamship Pulaski during the night of June 14, 1838 killed wealthy businessmen and families from Savannah and Charleston, enslaved individuals, seamen, and a former U.S. Congressman.

Now the story is being told at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in a new exhibition, Rising to the Surface: A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic. The display is curated by museum curator and interim executive director of Ships of the Sea, Wendy Melton, and is bolstered by contributions from New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan and shipwreck hunter Micah Eldred, who found the wreckage of the Pulaski in 2018.

Rising to the Surface opens at Ships of the Sea Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m., with one of America’s most captivating storytellers —Patti Callahan – examining what we know and can imagine about that fateful night. Joining Patti is Micah Eldred, who reveals the real-life story of solving one of our country’s most durable maritime mysteries.

Tickets to the event are $25 and can be ordered in advance via Eventbrite. After the lecture, guests will enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition. A cash bar will be available.

This is not a book-signing event, but a small number of pre-signed copies of Patti's book, "Surviving Savannah," will be available for purchase at the event.



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