Rising Wind; The Lady Elgin Story

Rising Wind: The Lady Elgin Story

Special | 1h 25m 2s

In September 1860, on the brink of Civil War, the steamship Lady Elgin collided with a schooner on Lake Michigan and sank. Hundreds died, including many of Milwaukee's Irish community. In this play written by Milwaukee theatre veterans Edward Morgan and John Kishline, a German reporter, an Irish patriot, a runaway slave, an idealistic sailor and a Milwaukee girl tell their life-changing accounts.

Aired: 12/30/11

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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