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Great Lakes maritime history encompasses epic stories of heroic rescues, tragic losses, and changing times.  Storms and Sand is a glimpse into the world of the brave men of the Big Sable Point, Michigan, U.S. Life-Saving Service/ U.S. Coast Guard Station.  The station was located on land that is now part of Ludington State Park.  Our book tells the history of the station; including the sacrifices by the life-savers and Coast Guardsmen, and their struggles to rescue Lake Michigan shipwreck victims.  Storms and Sand also chronicles lesser-known events in the lives of the men, their families, and the Big Sable Point lighthouse keepers.

"Storms and Sand is an authoritatively researched and engagingly written study of a critical Lake Michigan life-saving station.  This is an important contribution to Great Lakes maritime history."
Dr. Matthew Daley, Associate Professor, Department of History, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Storms and Sand is a hardcover book with 208 pages and 69 photos and illustrations.  The retail price is $29.95.  If you purchase it directly from us, shipping is free for retail customers.  If you are a Michigan resident, please add $1.80 sales tax. 

Mail a check, along with your name and address, to:
Pine Woods Press
P.O. Box 68634
Grand Rapids, MI 49516

Pay with PayPal.  Log in to your PayPal account and click on "Send Money."    In the "To" box, type info@pinewoodspress.com and then enter the correct amount in the "Amount" box.  For Michigan residents, this will be $31.75.  Continue to the next screen and type Storms & Sand, along with your name and address, in the "Message" box.  Click on "Send Payment" and you're done. 

Buy it at a store.  Storms and Sand is sold in Michigan in Grand Rapids, Ludington, Mackinaw City, Paradise, and Scottville.  E-mail us if you would like the name of a store near you.

Buy it on Amazon. 

Storms and Sand: A Story of Shipwrecks and the Big Sable Point Coast Guard Station