Dr. E. Lee Spence

Dr. E. Lee Spence

Dr. E. Lee Spence is an internationally known expert on shipwrecks and has long been considered one of the founding fathers of marine archaeology. He is currently president of the Sea Research Society and Vice President of the International Diving Institute. Although Lee has discovered numerous historically significant shipwrecks including the wreck of the Hunley, which was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, he considers his identification of George Trenholm as the “Real Rhett Butler” to have been his most interesting discovery. Learn More about Dr. Spence

Dr. E. Lee Spence appears in

  • History of the Reno River Festival, tour of the National Automobile Museum, and the real identity of Margart Mitchell's Rhett Butler.

  • This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. We travel to Reno River Festival and National Automobile Museum. World Footprints traveled to Reno, NV to accept a First Place award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for their travel show. Today’s show is broadcast from the banks of the Truckee River during the Reno River Festival. Guests include Betsy McDonald who will share the history of the Reno River Festival and the Reno-Tahoe region. The festival is a unique two-day event of wet and wild fun, including live music, food, libations, a craft beer village, and lots of interactive summer and outdoor experiences. World Footprints will also visit the National Automobile Museum and review the Bill Harrah collection and the fascinating stories behind some of the cars. You’ll see vintage, classic, and special interest automobiles, [...]