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Michigan City, IN – Join with friends of the of the Michigan City Historical Society for an afternoon of family fun as we welcome author Kathy Groth to the Old Lighthouse Museum for a special shipwreck program on Thursday June 19, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.

Kathy, who lives in northern Wisconsin with her husband, Chuck, taught elementary school for many years. After retirement she began sharing her love of children’s literature by creating colorful books to inspire curiosity and wonder in children of all ages.

Kathy is currently on a circle tour of Lake Michigan promoting her newest book “Sunken; Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan”. Through the pages of this book Kathy invites young people and anyone interested in the stories of ships lost in the waters of Lake Michigan, to explore some of its most famous shipwrecks.

The story is presented through the eyes of two young people; Chase and his new friend Bri who happens to have an incredible knowledge about the ships, storms and heroes of the Great Lakes. The two friends begin a time travel adventure that takes them back to the days of some of the most horrific wrecks in the history of Lake Michigan. Through Bri’s eyes Chase, and the reader are able to experience the final hours of each ship and the fate of the passengers and crews.

Kathy will join us at the Old Lighthouse Museum to sign her books, which will be available for purchase. She has also created special activities for young people for the afternoon that will celebrate our Great Lake and all of the heroes who have sailed upon it.

This will be an afternoon of fun, adventure, time travel and learning for moms, dads and kids alike and an opportunity to meet a local author. For more information about Kathy Groth see

Michigan City’s Old Lighthouse Museum gift shop is the source for books by local authors. While you enjoy the stories of Lake Michigan shipwrecks presented by Kathy Gross browse our book shelves filled with volumes created by local authors. We feature histories by Barry Veden and Bill Bierly, Local stories by Matt Werner, fantasy by Scott Simerlein, Romance, mystery and ghostly adventures from Sandy Young. We celebrate being Michigan City’s only source for local authors.

Please contact Bill Halliar Co-President Michigan City Historical Society/Old Lighthouse Museum with any questions at

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