Ghost stories aren't just for campfires anymore, they're also fun – and freaky – to hear on the water. Hence, Gothic Milwaukee and Milwaukee Boatline joined forces to create a Gothic Great Lakes Tour that takes place every Thursday night in August.
Anna Lardinois, owner of Gothic Milwaukee and former Pfister Hotel Narrator, will guide a spook-tacular tour of haunted history on the river and maritime disasters from shipwrecks to murders. Apparently, more than 30,000 sailors lost their lives on the Great Lakes and this tour tells some of their stories.
"And it's not all tragedy, we also meet the Third Ward’s most famous ghosts, the fun and flamboyant Clair Richardson, the founder of the Skylight Theatre," says Lardinois.
The 90-minute tour takes off at 8 p.m. from the RiverWalk, 101 W. Michigan St. where Downtown meets the Third Ward. Tickets are $19.98 and attendees must be at least 18 years old.
"Milwaukee waterways are teeming with spine-tingling tales," reads the MKE Boatline website.
For more information or to buy tickets to Great Lakes Gothic Tour go here.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.