Murder at the Maritime

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 7:15 AM
Murder at the Maritime by Mary Birdsong

In the Captain’s Cabin with a Gyve?

Captain Sabatini’s been murdered. It’s your job to discover by whom, with what weapon, and where. Oh, and drink cocktails and eat hors d’oeuvres.

Get together a team of six (or join one at the Erie Maritime Museum) for Murder at the Maritime, taking its maiden voyage on March 21. Organized by the Mercyhurst University chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America, in partnership with the Flagship Niagara League and the Erie Maritime Museum, the event will benefit Mercyhurst’s PRSSA and the FNL. PRSSA’s reason for organizing the event, according to Meghan Waskiewicz, faculty adviser to the club, is two-fold. “The club is raising money to help support members’ trip to the national PRSSA conference, but more importantly, creating and running the event gives students the opportunity to have hand-on professional experience in their field,” she said.

The crew of the Niagara will be on hand to aid you in the investigation. Sleuthing teams will have to visit spots within the museum to collect clues and quiz possible suspects. The setting of the murder is the present and teams are encouraged to dress comfortably for the event. Let’s hope our Private I’s don’t have to climb the rigging to discover a clue.

The organizers are keeping everything else pretty much under wraps, except to say that there will be baskets to win, and that quite a few teams are already onboard and things will likely fill up fast. Tickets may be purchased online, by calling the museum, or at the museum gift shop. Online ticket sales will close at noon on the day of the event, but will be available at the door.

So, put on your gumshoes, grab your magnifying glass and go track down a cold-blooded murderer. Hmmm…do you think it’s a mutiny? – Mary Birdsong

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21 // 150 E. Front Street // 452.2744 ext. 208, flagshipniagara.org/murder-at-the-maritime

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