A Well-Known Craft in the US Navy

It was one American president and his connection to one particular ship that made this a well known craft in the U.S. navy.  It’s still and important boat built here

Living In a Chicken Coop

Sometimes cities grow so quickly, it’s hard for people to find a place to live.  Here the rush was so great, some began living in chicken coops just to have a roof over their head…

A Tour of Naval Vessels New and Old

If you drive to this town, you’re likely to see many vessels, both new and old, from the U.S. Navy.  The reason for that goes back over a century…

The Denver Sleigh Works

Santa needs a sleigh to make deliveries around the world. This man makes sure he will never run out of transportation…

The Edmund Fitzgerald

If not for a song, this tragedy could have been forgotten by many.  However, when you hear the lyrics you’ll immediately know the tale of a ship and her crew…

Shelter In A Storm

A harbor is not only a place to load and unload cargo, but it can provide shelter in the face of a storm.  But that’s the problem, there just aren’t any safe harbors here and that makes this a particularly treacherous place to sail…

A Museum Devoted to Wrecks

If you don’t slow down, you might have a wreck.  Here, if you don’t slow down, heed the weather, the fog, the gale force winds and much more…well, you’ll be lucky if you don’t eventually have a wreck.  Many have and that’s why there’s a museum devoted to the subject…

Exploring the Ships Around the Soo Locks

If you venture to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, you may go to see the Soo Locks.  Some folks also want the experience of climbing on board one of the big ships that pass thru that waterway and for that, they may come here…

Valley Camp

It’s called the Valley Camp, and no it’s not a campground and no it’s not in a valley.  But that’s the name and it’s one of the biggest draws here…

The Oldest City in Michigan

What is the oldest city in Michigan?  We’ll give you a moment to ponder the answer and the founder and then return…

Don’t Break My Heart

You probably either loved it or hated it – the song Achy, Breaky Heart.  It was a song that Don Von Tress thought was pretty good, but he could have never imagined how far it would go…

The Song With Roots in the Drive Thru

It all began in the drive thru line at Hardee’s.  That was the place that inspired one of the most well-known songs in country music…

A Skilled Songwriter

We often know songs by who sings them instead of who writes them.  Today we visit with one very skilled writer…

Thanksgiving at Berkley Plantation

You may have thought Thanksgiving dates back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony in today’s state of Massaschusettes.  But, in a moment we’ll travel to the farm that claims to have held that first feast many years prior…

Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock

Each Thanksgiving we are likely to remember the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock.  But is that rock really the spot they disembarked?

Mummy Bundles

Today’s show is about something called mummy bundles.  That term may give you scary visions of Halloween goblins, but it may be quite the opposite…

Mummies

When you think of mummies, you perhaps have pictures of Eqyptian mummies and the pyramids. But today’s program will take you far beyond what you probably know…

 

How the Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease

It’s said the squeaky wheel gets the grease.  Russell’s problem was that he had plenty of squeaking wheels and none of them were getting any grease…

Ali vs. Frazier

It was Ali versus Frazier. Not that Ali versus Frazier, but their kids…

Not Listening To Her Father

Sometimes parents influence their children in a direction they think best for them.  In this case, the father encouraged the daughter not to follow in his footsteps.  She didn’t listen and became a champ herself…