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GLIN==> Press release: Great Lakes historian-author presents Seaway Trail haunted shipwrecks Sept 20

Title: Press release: Great Lakes historian-author presents Seaway Trail haunted shipwrecks Sept 20
PRESS RELEASE: Use before September 20, 2007
 Teresa Mitchell or Peggy Morgia, 315-646-1000

Jpgs available of Frederick Stonehouse; and of the St. Peter, a three-masted wooden schooner that sank off the Lake Ontario shoreline of Pultneyville, NY, in 1898 and is said to be haunted by the captains wife – only the captain survived. The painting is by Mark Peckham.

Fred Stonehouse is available for interviews prior to Sept 20: contact him at 906-226-6014 or cell 906-360-9486 or stone@charter.mi

Great Lakes Historian-Author Frederick Stonehouse Presents
Haunted Shipwrecks as Seaway Trail Series Finale September 20 at JCC

Sackets Harbor, NY – On September 20 at 12:30 pm at Jefferson Community College award-winning Great Lakes historian, teacher and author Frederick Stonehouse presents Haunted Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail and will hold a booksigning as the grand finale of the 2007 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Shipwrecks series.

Stonehouse has published more than 30 books on Great Lakes maritime history, including The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Great Lakes Lighthouse Tales and Wreck Ashore, the U.S. Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes. He has written books on crime, ghost stories and women on the Great Lakes, and has a maritime theme cookbook and children’s books to his credit.

Stonehouse has taught maritime history at Northern Michigan University and has served as a consultant for the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada. He has received awards from Underwater Canada, the Marquette Maritime Museum, the Marine Historical Society of Detroit, and from the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History for historic interpretation.

“We are pleased to feature such a noted and respected Great Lakes historian and author as Frederick Stonehouse as the capstone for our 2007 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Shipwrecks series,” says Seaway Trail, Inc. President and CEO Teresa Mitchell.

New York Sea Grant Recreation and Tourism Specialist and Dive the Seaway Trail project coordinator David G. White adds,  “As both an historian and a storyteller, Fred Stonehouse presents a spellbinding presentation of the tales of the Great Lakes, particularly those associated with haunted shipwrecks. This program is a rare treat for the local Seaway Trail audience.”

Maritime history and shipwrecks are two major themes for Seaway Trail, Inc., the nonprofit organization promoting travel and tourism along the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania. A series of maritime theme outdoor interpretive panels located at sites Trailwide, the Dive the Seaway Trail project and the 2007 Great Lakes Seaway Trail shipwrecks speakers encourage scuba enthusiasts and non-divers to travel the 518-mile coastal byway that is federally recognized as one of America’s byways and a National Recreation Trail.
Admission to the 12:30 pm September 20th program with Frederick Stonehouse at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY, is $4 (free to JCC students and Seaway Trail Foundation members). Seaway Trail, Inc. will have several books by Frederick Stonehouse and other Great Lakes titles available for sale as part of the event. Advance sale tickets are available at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor and by phone request to 315-646-1000.

The program is sponsored by the Social Cultural Committee and Hospitality & Tourism Student Organization of Jefferson Community College, the Seaway Trail Foundation, and New York Sea Grant. Additional sponsors of the speakers series include the New York State Divers Association, Pennsylvania Sea Grant; National Grid; Key Bank; TGI Fridays, Watertown; Day’s Inn-Denny’s, Watertown; French Creek Marina, Clayton; and the Oswego Maritime Foundation.

For more information, go to www.seawaytrail.com or call 315-646-1000. # # #