The Algoma Public Library is hosting a discussion of the USS Pueblo incident beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 24) at the library, 406 Fremont St., Algoma.

Built and launched by the Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. in 1944, the Pueblo was attacked in international waters by North Korean forces. Eighty-two surviving crewmembers were captured and held prisoner for 11 months.

The Pueblo was a surveillance ship keeping electronic eyes on the Soviet Navy when the incident occurred on Jan. 23, 1968. The North Koreans never relinquished the ship itself, and it remains a tourist attraction in Pyongyang to this day.

Participants will watch the C-SPAN talk by Author Mitchell Lerner and learn more about it. Following the talk the group will discuss the incident and how it relates to today’s current affairs.

The program is free and open to the public.

Photo: USS Pueblo in Pyongyang, North-Korea. (Photo © Attila Jandi –