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Before he became one of the nations most famous beer barons, Frederick Pabst was witness to the sinking of the steamer Niagara in 1856. Hear about his heroic efforts to save the captain of the sinking ship and learn about another shipwreck that has connections to Captain Pabst.

In this talk, Cullen will also give guests a sneak peak of an upcoming exhibit at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum that will include many artifacts that were salvaged from the shipwreck Niagara in the 1970s and ’80s.

Kevin Cullen is the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, WI.

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