Frederick Stonehouse has written over 30 books on maritime history, teaches Great Lakes maritime history at Northern Michigan University, and is a consultant for numerous Great Lakes projects and programs. His book The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was a regional best seller. He has been a consultant for both the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada and has appeared as an expert for National Geographic, History Channel and Fox Family. He has won numerous awards, including the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History Award for Historic Interpretation and the Marine Historical Society of Detroit’s “2007 Historian of the Year.”
Miles Hearn is a nature lover who leads groups on nature walks throughout the year in the Toronto area. He has conducted bird breeding surveys for the Canadian Wildlife Research Centre for over 30 years. Miles has also worked as a naturalist for the Toronto District School Board. His work as a trained professional orchestral musician has helped him to identify and catalog hundreds of different types of birds by their song.
Temu Nana, Yorktown’s Cruise Director, has deep roots in the Great Lakes region. He is a native of Detroit, grew up in Ann Arbor, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Theatre Performance. After college, he joined Travel Dynamics International and has extensive experience traveling North America’s Eastern Seaboard, the Great Lakes, and Canada.