Thursday, August 16, 2012

Slideshow of underwater photos from scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico (It's working)

It's working now!

I forgot to mention that some of my underwater photographs from my recent diving trip to Cozumel, Mexico are now online.
Unfortuntely, I cannot place a slideshow on my blog, but it is available for viewing on our Macomb Daily website by clicking on this link

I'm still fairly new to underwater photography, but I've got some decent shots, including several octopi from a night dive.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"The Search for the Westmoreland" book now on sale

Shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson, featured several times on this blog, has informed me about the launch of his new book, "The Search for the Westmoreland, Lake Michigan's Treasure Shipwreck."
The book is now available for purchase.
Richardson discovered the Westmoreland, one of the Great Lakes' most famous shipwrecks, in 2010. Here is the link to my story and interview with him on that topic.
Richardson is launching his new book Saturday, Aug. 25 at the historic Garden Theater in Frankfort, MI.
Underwater shipwreck footage, some never before seen publically, and historical images will be playing on a big movie screen throughout the evening. Richardson has also informed me in the past that GPS coordinates for the wreck are also published in the book.
Book readings will be performed at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., and there will be a presentation at 6 p.m.
The event is open to the public.
From what I know of Ross, he is a big history buff. So, in addition to his own search, I'm guessing the book will be full of information about previous expeditions to find the Westmoreland and some of the crazy legends that have accompanied the legacy of the ship.
The book is published by Arbutus Press and can be purchased through Richardson's website, using Pay Pal.

The book is also available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Horizon Books in Traverse City, Petoskey and Cadillac, MI, along with some smaller bookstores. Electronic versions for Kindle and Nook will be available in the next couple of weeks. Cost of the book through Richardson's website is $19.95, plus $6 for shipping and handling.