January 15, 2019

“Blood on the Water:  The Great Lakes During the Civil War”

– Frederick Stonehouse

January 15, 2019

While the Union and Confederate armies bludgeoned each other on the battlefields what was happening on the Great Lakes? How did the lakes contribute to the ultimate Union victory? What Confederate plots were hatched to attack the unprotected Great Lakes? This program looks at this fascinating and largely ignored part of Civil War history.

Frederick Stonehouse has authored over thirty books on maritime history, many of them focusing on the Great Lakes and contributed to several others.  He has been a consultant for both the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada and has been an “on-air” expert for National Geographic, History Channel and Fox Family, as well as many regional media productions.

Fred teaches maritime history at Northern Michigan University and is an active consultant for numerous maritime oriented projects and programs. In April 2000, he began teaching two Internet based courses on Great Lakes maritime history: Great Lakes Lighthouses and Great Lakes Maritime History. This is the first time such instruction has been offered on the web. He holds a Master of Arts degree in History from Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan.