Fatal Crossing2022-04-22T14:17:19-04:00

Fatal Crossing: Northwest Airlines Flight 2501

This exhibit is currently located at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in St. Joseph, Michigan

Travel back to 1950 when Northwest Airlines Flight 2501, a DC-4, mysteriously disappeared in the waters off St. Joseph, Michigan, with all 58 souls on board: America’s worst aviation disaster at the time. “Meet” the individuals lost, see some of the actual items recovered from Lake Michigan by the Navy and Coast Guard, and ponder the mystery of its loss. This exhibit is based on the award-winning book Fatal Crossing by Michigan historian and exhibit designer, Valerie van Heest, and as seen on the television show “Expedition Unknown.”