I tried to send Freighter Frank a message, but it wouldn't go through. On November 10th last year, Channel 3 News interviewed me,about my experiences on the Fitzgerald and not only played it in Cleveland, but in Akron also.
Just wanted to let Frank know that I was an executive chef at the Hotel Chippewa in Manistee, Michigan for 18 years. When I left, it burned down to the ground and was never rebuilt.
They constructed the Buccaneer Inn in Onekama, Michigan. I wrote the menus and cooked there briefly. When I left, it also burned down.
Then I cooked on the Edmund Fitzgerald, and it sank.
Incidently, Paula...two years ago my grandson purchased your Famous Northern Michigan Cookbook, and many of the recipes I tried were fantastic!
I'm working on a memoir of my 15 years on the Great Lakes, including the two seasons on the Fitz where I began my sailing career. Regards, George Yaworski