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Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…

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Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state's first underwater preserve

Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state's first underwater preserve

A display on the J.D. Marshall tells Michigan City Lighthouse Museum visitors about the shipwreck in Lake Michigan off the Indiana Dunes State Park.

September 05, 2013 12:00 pm
New art walk sculptures arrive in Valpo

New art walk sculptures arrive in Valpo

VALPARAISO | William Walther watched with some concern as workmen carefully placed his sculpture "To Hope" on the concrete pads next to Cumberland Drive on Thursday.

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Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

A display on the J.D. Marshall tells Michigan City Lighthouse Museum visitors about the shipwreck in Lake Michigan off the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

April 10, 2012 4:10 pm
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

The David Dows was the only five-master on the Great Lakes, built for the grain trade. It became waterlogged and foundered Nov. 29, 1889, near Calumet Harbor.

April 10, 2012 4:10 pm
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Various artifacts from the J.D. Marshall shipwreck sit in a display case at the Michigan City Lighthouse Museum.

April 10, 2012 4:10 pm
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Various artifacts from the J.D. Marshall shipwreck sit in a display case at the Michigan City Lighthouse Museum.

April 10, 2012 4:10 pm
Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

The SS Eastland lies on its side July 24, 1915, after rolling into the Chicago River.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

The SS Eastland lies on its side after a tragic accident July 24, 1915, killed more than 800 people in the Chicago River.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

A map at the Michigan City Lighthouse Museum shows locations of shipwrecks in southern Lake Michigan.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

The SS Eastland was sold and reconfigured into the USS Wilmette after tragedy struck July 24, 1915, on the Chicago River.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

The SS Eastland is uprighted in 1915 on the Chicago River. More than 800 people died when the ship rolled into the river July 24, 1915.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

The SS Eastland lies on its side July 24, 1915, while docked on the Chicago River. More than 800 people were killed in the worst Great Lakes ship disaster of all time. The ship was preparing to take a daylong excursion to Michigan City, but it never left its dock.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

The SS Eastland lies on its side after the Michigan City-bound ship listed July 24, 1915, while docked and rolled into the Chicago River. The accident killed more than 800 people and earned comparisons to the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

Tragedy of SS Eastland was Chicago's own Titanic

The dead are laid out after the SS Eastland disaster July 24, 1915, on the Chicago River. The Eastland began to list while docked, and crew members attempted to right the ship, loaded to capacity with 2,500 people. The Eastland rolled to her side, dumping some passengers in the river and tra…

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

A map at the Michigan City Lighthouse Museum shows locations of shipwrecks in southern Lake Michigan.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Laura Shields, of the Michigan City Lighthouse Museum, earlier this month looks through archives of old shipwrecks in southern Lake Michigan at the museum.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

The Chief Justice Waite shipwrecked in September 1899.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

Lake Michigan shipwrecks have tales to tell

The steamer Horace A. Tuttle was headed to Buffalo, N.Y., from Chicago when a storm struck Oct. 26, 1898. The hatches washed off the ship, causing it to take on water. The ship sank near the Michigan City harbor.

April 10, 2012 4:05 pm
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