David Frew to take about 1926 Lake Erie shipwreck


WARREN, Ohio – David Frew will bring his Lake Erie shipwreck slide presentation to the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

The program will focus on the sinking of the 241-foot long steamship Gerken on Aug. 20, 1926, during a ferocious gale on central Lake Erie.

Frew’s book, “Kiss of the Devil Wind,” details this Great Lakes disaster.

A professor of organizational behavior at Gannon University (Pa.), Frew is the author of 20 books. His books on maritime history of central Lake Erie have won regional and national awards.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information call 330-399-8807, ext. 128.