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Ric Mixter

GLCC School is proud to introduce, for the 2023/24 season, an instructor who is knowledgeable, energetic and passionate about Great Lakes history. We think you will agree he's mastered how to engage viewers remotely with his enthusiasm and exclusive interviews and video.

Ric Mixter logs thousands of miles each year as one of the most requested Great Lakes historians. From archive footage to new underwater images of shipwrecks, Ric’s moving picture library is unmatched across the Great Lakes region. He has written dozens of articles that have appeared on the covers of Michigan History Magazine, The Beacon, and Michigan's Chronicle.  He has written and hosted over 30 shows on PBS stations airing all around the Midwest and Canada, and has been featured as an expert on Discovery and History Channels.  His shipwreck speaking tour, "STORM," has sold out before audiences in 16 cities.  Ric is a board member at the prestigious Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society and is president of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association.  He says his greatest productions are his three kids who are all certified divers.