G. Michael Harris

Born in Clearwater, Florida, G. Michael Harris is the son of acclaimed documentary filmmaker and explorer, D. Michael Harris ('Deadly Fathoms', 'Search for Titanic', 'In Search of Noah's Ark') who led the first three expeditions in search of Titanic during the early 1980's.

G. Michael took the torch soon after and has spent the last 25 years cultivating his research, knowledge and exploration of Titanic. He is the founder and former Chief Operating Officer/ Expedition Leader of RMS Titanic, Inc. Since 1987 the RMS Titanic Exhibitions have toured the world and have been seen by over 35 million visitors.

G. Michael also led the largest expedition to the Titanic wreck site to date in August 2000, salvaging over 1,800 new artifacts and personally making more than 8 dives to the site, located at a depth of over 12,500'ft (2 1/2 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean). In the summer of 2005 Mr. Harris led a return expedition to Titanic with his 13 year-old son, Sebastian, who set the Guinness World Record as the "Youngest deepest Diver to the RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Titanic". This historic dive, in addition to new data on how Titanic sank, was all captured on over 150 hours of HD footage for an upcoming series tentatively titled, GENERATIONS.

Mr. Harris also serves as the principal of Worldwide Licensing and Merchandising, Inc, a privately-held company which owns and operates Titanic - The Experience, a 20,000 sq. foot attraction in Orlando, FL which features recreations of the Titanic and showcases artifacts and historical treasures from around the globe. Mr. Harris has also worked as an Executive Producer on major motion picture projects including, Adrift in Manhattan, starring Heather Graham, which received an honorable mention at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.

Mr. Harris also holds the position of Chapter-Chairman of the Florida Explorers Club and is a Commercial/Instrument Pilot. Mr. Harris has logged over 120 hours as a Submersible Co-Pilot in the Russian Mir1 & Mir2 Submarines.

Mr. Harris is currently busy planning a return expedition to the RMS Titanic for the 100th anniversary of the sinking in April 2012 with his partner Ryan Johnston. Mr. Harris will also be returning to the Marshall Islands in search of World Famous Aviatrix, Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra 10 airplane.

Once again Father and Son team up and bring over 50 years of combined experience to bring to the world the next blockbuster traveling exhibition, San Bao; Treasures of the Bao Chuan, tells the captivating story of Admiral Zheng He, also known as San Bao the Eunuch. This exhibition will have you riveted with the fantastic voyages that were assembled during the third Ming Dynasty. San Bao led a mighty armada of seven voyages on a mission of diplomacy and trade. The armada included treasure boats (or Bao-Chuan), which are the largest wooden ships ever built over 430 feet and 92 feet wide (30 times larger than the Santa Maria.) The San Bao voyages covered 10,000 miles with a fleet of more than 300 ships and crews totaling 30,000 men. The voyages sailed from China, crossed the South China Sea, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea and went as far as East Africa. From 1405 to 1433, Zheng made seven voyages, visiting 37 countries. He traveled through Southeast Asia to faraway Africa and Arabia, leading the biggest maritime expenditure of that time.

The exhibit showcases rare, personal belongings of San Bao, priceless Ming Artifacts, war armaments and adorned models. This is the first time these irreplaceable artifacts are being viewed in a collection of this magnitude. San Bao; Treasures of the Bao Chuan offers visitors an opportunity to see beyond San Bao and to gain an understanding of this complex figure as a man. This exhibition will include interactive exhibits, 200 artifacts, and majestic recreations of the Ming Dynasty. The throne room from the Imperial Palaces will bring this extra-ordinary time to light as of one of history's most dynamic explorers.

















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