Joe Lucente with Ohio Sea Grant will take you through the development of www.ohioshipwrecks.org — Shipwrecks and Maritime Tales of the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail — at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. The talk, exploring the background of this eco-tourism opportunity, is part of the Naturally Speaking series at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
The goal of the website is to make the visitor aware of the rich maritime history which lies beneath the surface of Ohio's Lake Erie. The mysteries and history associated with each shipwreck reveals the role it played in the development of Ohio and our nation.
Whether you are a scuba diver or simply have an interest in maritime history, this program will tell you more about the effort to unlock some of these mysteries and share them with everyone.
For information about the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge events, call 419-898-0014, visit the refuge's website, http://www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OttawaNWR. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge entrance is located 16 miles west of Port Clinton on the north side of Ohio 2.