Lake Superior

Discover the fascination of Lake Superior shipwrecks through the eyes of a child in this new book available now.

Retired Wisconsin teacher Kathy Groth – with the help of stunning underwater photography – dives deep beneath the waves of the Big Lake to bring the riveting stories of shipwrecks across the centuries in SUNKEN Shipwrecks of Lake Superior. Plunge into the intriguing story of Chase, son of a wreck diver, as he discovers these stories through the help of the mysterious Bri. They trek above and below the water and to multiple maritime heritage sites along the shores of the Big Lake.

As a teacher, mom and grandmother, the author uses her keen sense of how to engage young readers and infuse an appreciation and interest in this amazing Great Lakes heritage and lore. Adults and kids alike will be taken by the rich collection of historic and underwater images from local divers, maritime historians and others, as well as the maps, Big Lake facts and resources to continue exploring! 

Early praise for SUNKEN-Lake Superior…

“It’s been a real pleasure to read through Kathy Groth’s SUNKEN. It’s a great summary of Lake Superior’s maritime history, and the shipwreck remains preserved there, to say nothing of the various institutions and public attractions available to us today.” – Pat Labadie, Great Lakes maritime historian

“Wow!! What a great book. I think adults will like it, too. I want a copy!” – Brendon Baillod, maritime history collector

Lake Michigan

Enter the world of underwater history and mystery to see what lies beneath Lake Michigan
through the eyes of a child…
Meet Chase, a boy who conquered his fear of deep water while exploring shipwrecks on Lake Superior with a new friend he met at the museum, Bri. Bri, short for Brizo, is a girl with incredible knowledge about the wrecks, storms, and heroes of the Great Lakes.
Using a magical map, the two begin an adventure that allows them to time travel back to the day of some of the most horrifi c wrecks in Lake Michigan’s history. With Bri’s guidance, Chase experiences the harrowing details of each of the ship’s final hours. How did the ship sink? Why did it sink? Was it wrecked due to a storm, fire, ice, collisions,
faulty materials, or human error?
Young and old will enjoy discovering some of the most incredible true stories of
SUNKEN: Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan.

Early praise for Sunken: Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan-
Mixing fantasy and reality, Kathy Groth inspires young readers to develop an interest in
Great Lakes maritime history.”—
Valerie van Heest, Director at MSRA; Author, Lost and Found: Legendary Lake Michigan
Shipwrecks and other books; Museum Exhibit Designer

WOW ! Young history enthusiasts will be made breathless by Kathy Groth’s accounts of
memorable Lake Michigan shipwrecks! In the second of her Sunken shipwreck books,
the author has uncovered dozens of legendary accidents and unsolved mysteries since
French explorer Robert de La Salle journeyed across the Lake almost 350 years ago!”
Enjoy them !—
C. Patrick Labadie, Maritime Historian

This beautiful book is intended for young readers, but don’t be fooled. It’s a treat for
readers of all ages. Beautiful photographs and maps combine with a fascinating
retelling of Lake Michigan’s maritime tragedies. Bravo for Sunken!” —
Aimée Bissonette, Author, Miss Colfax’s Light and other books

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