Ric has been telling shipwreck stories on television, radio, podcasts, and in magazines and newspaper stories appearing internationally since 1991. His interviews and rare footage from storms as early as 1913 make his lectures unforgettable. He’s the former president of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association as well as a board member of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society and an award winner and board member of the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History. With 30 Great Lakes documentaries to his credit, he leads the pack in sharing our underwater resources with the world.
African American pilots trained in Michigan after their initial ground school at Tuskegee. Several men died during flights from Selfridge and two of the aircraft have been located. Ric Mixter has been on dives to one of the planes and shares insight from the recovery of artifacts as well as an interview with a pilot that endured not only a war, but also racism from his fellow Americans.