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. http://donsdiverdown.blogspot.com/2012_05_01_archive.html
Richardson is launching his new book Saturday, Aug. 25 at the historic Garden Theater in Frankfort, MI.
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, www.michiganmysteries.com 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.