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Michigan bound passengers aboard Titanic focus of lecture in Flint

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Nearly 70 passengers aboard the Titanic were heading for Michigan.

Their stories are the focus of a lecture this Thursday at the Sloan Museum in Flint.

The Great Lakes Titanic Connection is hosting the lecture.

Margaret Micoff is the president of the Titanic connection.

“In it’s own way, through us, we’ll also help the younger generations that’s coming up realize that these were people who were alive that had dreams and everything else, if you can touch on that, if you can get them to really feel deeply about something like that, then possibly, just possibly, we can get them to feel deeply about their ancestors.”

Micoff said historians and group members will talk about Michigan bound Titanic passengers, and the history of the famous shipwreck.

“We like to preserve the memories of the passengers. We’d love to preserve them all, but we’re geared toward the Michigan passengers at the present.”

Micoff said the organization is raising money to create the state’s first Titanic memorial in Marine City.

The lecture is scheduled to begin at 7 pm, at the Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St Flint, MI 48503.