Coastal Branch Library Lecture Series: Chick Huettel on War in the Gulf of Mexico
Chick Huettel will speak on the War in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, January 6 at 10 am at the South Walton Coastal Branch Library.
Historian Chick Huettel will lecture on the “War in the Gulf of Mexico: the German U-boat Invasion. If you served on a u-boat you had to make up your mind to ignore foul air, dampness, and strong smells. The smells were all kinds. They came from the bilges, food, and fuel. The close proximity to the diesel engines was enough to sicken many stout stomachs. The food was the best quality in the Navy, but at the start of a voyage it was stacked everywhere, and as time went on some usually spoiled.
Chick Huettel has authored several historical works including War in the Gulf of Mexico, Adventures in Destin Waters, Early Settlements around Hogtown Bayou, and Mark of the Baskerville Hound (London published). He has degrees from Memphis State University (Business) and Memphis Academy of Arts.
Chick serves as Founder & board member of the Cultural Arts Association in Santa Rosa Beach, Walton County Sheriff Department, Posse Volunteer (staff) and President of Coastal Heritage Society Foundation.
This is a lecture and slide series originally initiated by the South Walton Coastal Heritage Association; one the oldest organizations still in existence in South Walton. Coastal Branch Library is now the home of the society and displays some local recovered artifacts.
South Walton Coastal Branch Library will hold a series of Winter Community Lectures on Wednesdays at 10 am starting January 6 through February 24, 2016. The lecture series is designed for the adult community and provide educational and entertaining insights into local people, history, the arts and more.
Read more and see the entire 2016 lecture series in the SoWal Community Forums. For more information please call (850) 267-2809. The Coastal Library is located at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach-behind the South Walton Government/Education Complex on HWY 331 South. Free for the public with limited seating.