Saturday, February 23, 2008


Shipwreck speaker comes to library

February 23, 2008

Valerie van Heest will give a presentation about shipwrecks off the West Michigan shoreline from 1 to 2 p.m. March 1 at Herrick District Library, 300 S. River Ave.

Van Heest is the director of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates. She's also a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, a shipwreck hunter and recently appeared on the History Channel while exploring a Chicago shipwreck.

She recently released a book for young readers titled "Icebound! The Adventures of Young George Sheldon and the SS Michigan."

After the presentation, van Heest will be available for questions and for signing books.


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