Over the years, the Great Lakes ?Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario ?have carried Native Americans, explorers, immigrants, bandits, miners, warriors, and entrepreneurs and have inspired great tales of life on and around the water. What secrets do the Great Lakes, also known as the Five Sisters, hold deep? With nearly 60 images and illustrations, Great Lakes Folklore aims to answer that question. Relive the saga and tragedy of maritime ships the Success and Griffin. Meet the nefarious Lake Erie monster. Learn the story of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie. These stories and more await. May they take you to places you have never been before.
Charles Cassady, Jr. was born in the Great Lakes port city of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Journalism. His writings, illustrations and photographs have appeared in the Heartlands Today book series, the Cleveland Free Times, West Life News, and the Morning Journal of Lorain. He has also contributed popular-culture essays, news and reviews to Cleveland SCENE, the Cleveland Movie Blog, Common Sense Media, TV Guide Online, the Cinebooks Motion Picture Guide, and the VideoHound book family. He is also the author-illustrator of Cleveland Ghosts, Paranormal Great Lakes, and Paranormal Mississippi River, from Schiffer.

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