By Terry Kovarik
The U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, which was built at the former Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, made headlines 50-years ago when it was captured, along with its crew, by North Korea. The Algoma Public Library will be remembering the incident during a public discussion and viewing of a documentary on the Pueblo. Adult Services Librarian Katie Haasch says the program will offer insights to young people and adults old enough to remember the crisis.
The crew was released nearly a year later while the ship remains in North Korean hands to this day. The USS Pueblo is still on the U.S. Navy’s roster of active duty ships. The discussion on the Pueblo incident is set for October 24th at the Algoma Public Library on Fremont Street.