Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver Award
Climb aboard and find out what it’s like to be the captain of a broad-shouldered ship on the Great Lakes today. It’s brawn measured in tons. It’s brains, as you handle a crew and computers. It’s strength in thousands of horsepower. It’s spectacle. It’s lore. It’s schedules. It’s plotting courses. It’s wind. It’s ice. It’s being on call 24/7 for weeks on end. It’s being away. It’s all that and more for Captain Gary W. Schmidt, veteran master of a muscular vessel with sweet moves. Here’s your access to real, honest sailing.
Captain Gary Schmidt grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, where ships large and small are built. Gary has been sailing for more than 40 years and has been a captain for most of those years.
Warren Gerds grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a critic for WFRV-TV in Green Bay. For 45 years prior to WFRV, Warren wrote and edited stories for the Green Bay Press-Gazette daily newspaper, 35 years as a critic at large. He has three other books.
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