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Learn the Escanaba's history

• Jul 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum will host a lecture next week called “The True Story of the USCGC Escanaba.”

The lecture will be presented by local author Henry Granger and is free and open to the public. It will take place at the museum, 200 Washington Ave. in downtown Grand Haven, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.

Granger’s talk is based on his second novel, “Men of Good Will,” and is built around the true World War II exploits of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Escanaba.

Granger writes novels about historical events that happened in his home state of Michigan. His first novel, “Undertow: A Crime’s Story,” was published in 2010. It was nominated for the Historical Society of Michigan’s 2011 award for best book in private publications. It tells the story of the 1933 robbery of the Peoples Bank in Grand Haven, which was carried out by a gang of robbers that included Baby Face Nelson.

Granger’s newest novel for preteens, set in Michigan during the era of the Paleo Indians, will be published later this year.

The speaker’s books will be available for purchase following the lecture.

For more information, call the museum at 616-842-0700 or visit www.tri-citiesmuseum.org.

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