Mikel B.Classen

USCG Ice Breaker Mackinac - Mackinaw City - Michigan
Welcome to the website of Michigan writer, photographer and videographer, Mikel B. Classen. 

Sault Ste. Marie

Between moments of working on my next book, I've been out and about with my Nikon. I really enjoy shooting the many places I go. There are so many awesome things about every town I go to. That leads me to my next subject, my photos.

Lately, I've gotten requests for prints of some of my pictures. I really hadn't used my photography for anything other than for publications and the web. Displaying it for prints hadn't really entered into it. Anyway, I've decided to make some of it available. There are just a few pieces up for start and I will be adding more as time goes on. Also, if there is something special that isn't there yet, e-mail me and I will put it up and make it available. I've kept the prices low, check the image links, because there is a variety of sizes with varying prices. I've added a link to the menu bar at the top to the main page and here is the link too:  http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/mikel-classen.html Feel free to check it out, make comments or suggestions.

Also, if you enjoy the photography here, follow me on facebook, I post quite a bit on there also. The link is in the menu bar.

To contact me, email: mclassen@lighthouse.net

 Mackinac Bridge and Golden Grass - St. Ignace - Mackinac County - Michigan

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From My
Historic Pictures Collection

Vermillion Point Life Saving Station - Lake Superior - Michigan

This rare photo was taken by a Grand Marais based photographer, J.V. Kinsey. I have several of his photos and they all seem to be focused on the east section of Lake Superior's south shore. His pictures are hard to find and usually unusual in that they seem to depict local life at the times as opposed to doing the typical scenics that many photographers of the day focused on. This view of Vermillion Point is one of the earlier pictures of the famed life saving station. I've never seen another quite like it.

If you would like to see more pictures from my historic collection, including past pics from here, go here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikel_classen/sets/72157630887269582/


Sault Sainte Marie


The Valley Camp Museum Ship. A Soo Must-See.


My latest video on YouTube

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I'm standing on part of the shipwreck of the Mary Jarecki at Au Sable Point along Lake Superior. Read its story in my history of Au Sable Point from History Press called Au Sable Point Lighthouse: Beacon on Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast, now available. The Mary Jarecki is also the inspiration for my bestselling story the "Wreck of the Marie Jenny" which is available as an e-book or within the pages of my book, Lake Superior Tales.

Pamela Thompson and I at Books-A-Million in Traverse City, Michigan
Photo By Wanda T-I Thompson

It was a great time and thanks to everyone that turned out for that one and the signing at Horizon Books in TC


Au Sable Point Lighthouse: Beacon On Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast

September 6 - Purple Tree Books - Cheboygan - Michigan

September 20 - Creative Endeavors' Book Fest - Sault Ste. Marie - Michigan

October 11 - Michigan Nautical Gathering - State of Michigan Library - Lansing - Michigan

November 4 - 7pm - Bayliss Public Library - Sault Ste. Marie - Michigan


 Now Available!!!

Skeleton ship frames surround Au Sable Point, marking a mile-long sandstone reef that reached out into Lake Superior waiting to grab any and all ships that passed by. In an effort to end this tragic loss of lives, the Au Sable Point Lighthouse was constructed to warn mariners of its hidden reef. At the heart of the famed “Shipwreck Coast,” Au Sable Point was a beacon of hope and safety. Mikel B. Classen charts the history of the lighthouse and the dangerous reef that waits six feet under the lake’s surface and serves as the final resting place for so many sailors.

Stories of humor and adventure on the Lake Superior frontier.

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Also available at Amazon, B&N, or can be ordered through any bookseller.
E-versions too.

Pirates, thieves, shipwrecks, sexy women, lost gold, and adventure on the Lake Superior frontier. Nine stories, including "Wreck of the Marie Jenny," "The Bigg Man," "Wolf Killer," "Bullets Shine Silver in the Moonlight," and several more. This collection of stories filled with adventure, humor, thrills and suspense are expertly penned by Mikel B. Classen and published by NetBound Publishing. 

Sail on a ship full of gold. Meet the incomparable Rayna Daye. Who is the mysterious man that Andrew Jackson called "The meanest man he ever knew? These stories and more fill the pages of Lake Superior Tales. packed with action, adventure, humor, and suspense, this book has a little bit of everything. Journey to the wilds of the Lake Superior shoreline with regions still untamed today.

Included in this collection are:
The Bigg Man
Moby Pike
Bullets Shine Silver In The Moonlight
The Encounter
The Wreck of the Marie Jenny
The Death Trip
Sherman Yetty
Close Encounters Of The Deer Blind Kind
Wolf Killer
  My Collection Of Short Horror Stories, 


Also available at Amazon, B&N, or can be ordered through any bookseller.
E-versions too.

Ever wonder what happens when a vampire is turned into a Zombie? Ever attend a seance that went horribly wrong? Ever think of what it would be like to fall in love with a woman that has been dead for 150 years? These are just a few of the experiences you will have on your Journeys Into The Macabre.

   NetBound Publishing and author Mikel B. Classen have put together a collection of masterfully crafted horror stories that bring back the richness and feel of traditional gothic horror while adding the sharp textures of contemporary writing that creates a witch's brew of tales unlike anything published before. This is a must for any lover of dark fiction.

Deliver Me From Evil
M'Ganga's Curse
House of Seances
The Gray Tower
The Sorceress
The Donner Trailer
Senn's Vampire
The Dive
The Late Hero
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