Lowell has become so familiar with the stories of Titanic that he is now considered by many to be more than just an entertainer at such events. Lowell seems to become Captain Smith as he imparts humor, emotion, inspiration, and history into his every lecture.
In 2000 Lowell was invited as part of a Titanic expedition to go down the 2½ miles to the ocean floor, where he spent eleven hours in a Russian deep sea submersible viewing the historic ship and its debris field.
His experience and lectures give the audience a feeling of what it is like to be one of the very few people on the entire planet to have actually seen the Titanic. As Lowell says, “You cannot view the Titanic for that many hours without being emotionally effected.” His well planned and thoughtful talks bring his personal experiences to the public in a way that no one else has yet achieved. Learn more about Lowell Lytle.
In 1998 a new Titanic Exhibit in Orlando was created and someone was needed to play the part of Captain E.J. Smith. Lowell Lytle of Pinellas Park, Florida fit the physical description perfectly and has been an actor all his life, Lowell had that rare ability to convey the authority and stature of just such an important figure. In addition, Lowell had actually built two sailing ships. A reproduction of the Santa Maria and a lavishly decorated reproduction of a 16th-century galleon. Better qualifications to play the part of Captain Smith of the Titanic were not to be found anywhere.
Since that time Mr. Lytle has become know around the country and world as “Captain Smith” lecturing at numerous Titanic exhibits from Chicago to California with extended tours at the Titanic exhibit in Branson, Missouri. In China, his presence towered above everyone as he introduced the Titanic exhibit there in 2002 for RMS Titanic, Inc.
Lowell’s passionate telling of the story of Rev. John Harper inspires many to read the book about the saga of Rev. Harper. The Titanic’s Last Hero
LOWELL LYTLE’S NEW BOOK ABOUT HIS HISTORiC DIVE TO THE TITANIC
DIVING INTO THE DEEP
VIEW VIDEO ABOUT JOHN HARPER