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The Sea Wing Disaster: Tragedy on Lake Pepin

Sea Wing Disaster book cover

Cover picture of book by Frederick Johnson about the Sea Wing Disaster

  Join us at the Heritage Center to hear stories of Minnesota’s worst river disaster, the capsizing of the steamer Sea Wing during a violent storm on Lake Pepin, and the subsequent loss of 98 of its passengers. Fred Johnson, a Red Wing native and former teacher in the St. Paul Public School System, will tell the stories that “stunned the sate and horrified Red Wing”.

Sea Wing disaster – Wikipedia

The tragic, mostly forgotten story of the Sea Wing disaster

Unlocking the mysteries of the Sea Wing pdf document

  Fred Johnson has received many awards both as a teacher and as a writer. He has written ten books about Minnesota history and is currently working with the Minnesota Historical Society on MNopedia, their online encyclopedia project

Tragedy on Lake Pepin by Frederick Johnson

  His FREE presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium Room at the Heritage Center on Monday, April 13 and will be followed by coffee and treats. Fred’s books will be available for purchase.

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