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Titanic captain impersonator at Grand Rapids Public Museum

5:01 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A special visitor is at the Grand Rapids Public Museum this week.

Lowell Lytle is taking part in the museum's Titanic exhibit. He portrays E. J. Smith, who was the captain of the ship.

About 10 years ago, Lytle participated in a 12-hour dive to the ocean floor where the Titanic lies, and he also helped collect some artifacts that are now on display at the museum.

Now, he tells the stories of those on board the ill-fated ship.

"It's amazing-- it's still the most written about event in the world and it just won't die. I don't care how old you are, you could be a young child or an 80, 90-year-old person. It's interesting," says Lytle.

The captain will be available to interact with visitors, answer questions, and discuss his voyage to the wreck site. He'll be available Wednesday from 10 to 12:30 p.m., 1:15 to 3 p.m., and 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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