Author series continues with Frederick Stonehouse
The Rhinelander District Library continues its popular 2013 Author Series Monday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on “The Civil War on the Great Lakes” by maritime historian and Great Lakes expert Frederick Stonehouse.
The “meet & greet” and book signing will begin at 6 p.m. and continue after his presentation.
While the Union and Confederate armies bludgeoned each other on the battlefields what was happening on the Great Lakes? How did the lakes contribute to the ultimate Union victory? What Confederate plots were hatched to attack the unprotected Great Lakes?
Frederick Stonehouse, author of over thirty books on maritime history, will discuss these questions and more in this presentation about a fascinating and largely ignored part of Civil War history. His 2010 book, Blood on the Water: The Great Lakes During the Civil War, examines this little-known aspect of Great Lakes history.
In addition to authoring many books, Stonehouse has been a consultant for both the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada and has made appearances on National Geographic, History Channel and Fox Family, as well as many regional media productions. Awards for his contributions to Great Lakes maritime history have been received from Underwater Canada, Our World Underwater, Marquette Maritime Museum and Marquette County Historical Society. He is also the recipient of the 2006 “Association for Great Lakes Maritime History Award for Historic Interpretation.” This award is presented annually in recognition of an individual making a major contribution over many years to the interpretation of Great Lakes maritime history.
Stonehouse teaches Great Lakes maritime history at Northern Michigan University and is an active consultant for numerous Great Lakes oriented projects and programs. In addition, he has given numerous presentations on Great lakes history. His articles have been published in Lake Superior Magazine and Wreck and Rescue Journal as well as other publications. He is very active in the Marquette community, including serving as President of the Board of the Marquette Maritime Museum, President of the National Board of Directors of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, and Vice Chair of the Michigan Port Collaborative.
Funding for this special event is provided by Northern Arts Council, and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the Rhinelander District Library at 715-365-1070.