(Satellite Location: Corry) Who is John Maynard: The Tale of the Steamer "Erie"

December 6th,2022 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Angela Beaumont, M.A.

Who is John Maynard: The Tale of the Steamer "Erie"


In the 1800s, any news from America was exciting, including horrific accounts. One such event was the conflagration of the steamer "The Erie", which left 270 dead, most of them German immigrants. Inspired, novelist Theodor Fontane wrote his bestselling poem "John Maynard", a larger-than-life rendition of the true helmsman Luther Fuller. The work has been on many reading lists to the point that Buffalo erected a historical marker dedicated to John Maynard. Discover a heroic saga and how literature and a real event created an enduring fable across the ocean.


Location: Corry Higher Education Council – 221 North Center St. Corry, PA 16407.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 6 @ 4 p.m.

Admission: FREE. Please register ahead of time. 

Parking: lot next to and behind building.

Please review the JES Covid-19 policy here

Angela Beaumont, M.A.
Director of Programming, Jefferson Educational Society