In Mary McKSchmidt’s latest book, “Uncharted Waters: Romance, Adventure, and Advocacy on the Great Lakes,” she’s sailing with her husband on Lake Michigan, taking a view of its eastern edge, when she’s overcome by a nearly spiritual wonder. She’s scanning the shoreline for the spot she stood as a girl — recalling a vibrant springtime that left her in love with the water she sailed.
Nothing beats the experience of travel, but two Michigan teachers have come up with a way to help children in Michigan visit the state’s impressive natural resources and well-known landmarks without having to pack a suitcase.
Before becoming one of the most prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement, Malcolm X spent several of his formative years in Michigan.
Author Erin McCahan is smitten with West Michigan, particularly Lake Michigan, so she made the lake a character in her latest book, “The Lake Effect,” which came out on Tuesday.