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Sunken: Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan

ISBN: 9798988748809
Binding: Paperback
Author: Kathy Groth
Compiled by: Chuck Groth
Pages: 64
Trim: 8.5 x 11 inches
Published: 11/01/2023

Meet Chase, a boy who conquered his fear of deep water while exploring shipwrecks on Lake Superior with a new friend he met at the museum, Bri. Bri, short for Brizo, is a girl with incredible knowledge about the wrecks, storms, and heroes of the Great Lakes.

Using a magical map, the two begin an adventure that allows them to time travel back to the day of some of the most horrific wrecks in Lake Michigan's history.

With Bri's guidance, Chase experiences the harrowing details of each of the ship's final hours. How did the ship sink? Why did it sink? Was it wrecked due to a storm, fire, ice, collisions, faulty materials, or human error?


Kathy Groth is a retired elementary teacher. She and her husband, Chuck, raised two
daughters and now enjoy the company of five grandchildren. Kathy shares her passion for education through children's literature, inspiring curiosity and wonder in children through her second career as a multi-published author.

Her published works include:

Sunken: Shipwrecks of Lake Superior, traditionally published by Lake Superior Publishing in 2021. She received the 2021 NEMBA (North Eastern Minnesota BookAward/Honorable Mention) award.

The Shell Box, published in 2023 by Beaver Pond Press.

Sunken: Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan, her second in the Sunken series, was self-published by her publishing house, Loon Calling Press.

Chuck Groth is the author's husband and the co-founder of Loon Calling Press. Chuck has ten years of graphic design/editorial experience. His knowledge and experience includes Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, GIMP, Canva, and Microsoft Office.


"WOW! Young history enthusiasts will be made breathless by Kathy Groth's accounts of memorable Lake Michigan shipwrecks! In the second of her Sunken Shipwreck books, the author has uncovered dozens of legendary accidents and unsolved mysteries since French explorer Robert de La Salle journeyed across the Lake almost 350 years ago! Enjoy them !" - C. Patrick Labadie, Maritime Historian

"Mixing fantasy and reality, Kathy Groth inspires young readers to develop an interest in Great Lakes maritime history." - Valerie van Heest, Director at MSRA; Author, Lost and Found: Legendary Lake Michigan Shipwrecks and other books; Museum Exhibit Designer

"This beautiful book is intended for young readers, but don't be fooled. It's a treat for readers of all ages. Beautiful photographs and maps combine with a fascinating retelling of Lake Michigan's maritime tragedies. Bravo for Sunken!" - Aimée Bissonette, Author, Miss Colfax’s Light and other books