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2012-2013

Steam Coffin

Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier
Speaker: John Laurence Busch, author
Program Chair: Mark Pope
OCTOBER 8, 2012
Campus Center, 4th Floor, Gold Room
Kettering University

Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a “steamship” was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear.

The Savannah is more than a “steamship.”
She is the first example of globalized high technology in history.

John Laurence Busch is an independent historian who has devoted years of research to discovering the true story of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah.

This led him to scour archives and libraries from Portland, Maine to Savannah, Georgia, and across the Atlantic Ocean to the far reaches of Europe, in search of new information on the life and career of Moses Rogers, one of the first steamboat captains in history, as well as the actors and events that resulted in the formation of the Savannah Steam Ship Company, and the construction of the steamship Savannah.