Over this last summer and into fall I've been able to travel all across Michigan. The book signings and presentations about the Au Sable book have taken me down roads I've never seen. It truly has been one of the nice side benefits of having the book published. I really love roaming around Michigan and the backroads always lead to something interesting. Whether it is an isolated, picturesque, village along Lake Michigan, like Frankfort, or a lost ghost town like Alba, there are so many things to see. It has been a gratifying year.
I have posted a new article called the Light Keeper Hero and the Wreck of the Monarch
. This was a story I came across while doing my research for the Au Sable Point book. A steamship named the Monarch shipwrecked on Isle Royale during the onset of winter. Their survival and rescue is a breathtaking story. The story of the Monarch is one of the presentations I made at the State of Michigan Library's Nautical Gathering. I thought I'd share it here so everyone could check it out.
With winter closing in, I'm looking ahead to doing more articles for this site and piecing together two more books. I have one more signing and presentation at Bayliss Library here in the Soo on November 4. It will probably be the last one I do until Spring. I want to thank everyone that came out and met me. It was awesome. We'll be doing it again next year.