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Rising Wind: The Lady Elgin Story -

July 19, 2012

[Original Airdate: December 30, 2011] 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 in a rich tapestry of character and suspense. Recorded at Best Place, in the historic Pabst Brewery complex. Produced and directed by Raul Galvan.

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