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Sit-n-Sign with Author Bob Ojala


Saturday, August 21, 2021


127 W. Main St.
Gaylord, MI 49735


11:30 AM to 1:30 PM



A Tugboater’s Life is a novel based on real-life characters and “mostly” true events. It is a contemporary romance between an ex-Coast Guard sailor and his high school sweetheart, working in his wife’s family business, a Great Lakes Marine Construction Company in Michigan.

Bob will also be autographing Sweetwater Sailors. This is a non-fiction collection of stories gathered from eighteen active duty and retired Great Lakes sailors, covering both serious and humorous aspects of life aboard Great Lakes ore carriers, car ferries, tugboats, pilot boats, and even bum-boats. There are over 160 photos of ships, the crew at work, and historical subjects.

If you enjoy Great Lakes shipping and marine history, this is the event for you.


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