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Frederick Stonehouse

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Frederick Stonehouse is the author of over 30 books on maritime history, including The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a regional best-seller. He has been a consultant to the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada and has appeared as an expert for the History Channel. Recipient of the 2006 Association for Great Lakes Maritime History Award for Historic Interpretation and the Marine Historical Society of Detroit’s “2007 Historian of the Year,” Fred teaches Great Lakes Maritime History at Northern Michigan University and is a consultant for numerous Great Lakes projects.