Author to talk about haunted lighthouses at Turn The Page

Dianna Stampfler

Join author and Promote Michigan founder Dianna Stampfler as she recounts the tales from Michigan’s ghostly beacons from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Turn The Page bookstore in Alpena.

She will be discussing and signing copies of her newest book, “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses,” released March 4 by The History Press, a division of Arcadia Publishing. This book is part of the Haunted America series. Books will be available for purchase following the program.

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, with more than 120 dotting its expansive Great Lakes shoreline. Many of these lighthouses lay claim to haunted happenings. Former keepers like the cigar-smoking Captain Townshend at Seul Choix Point and prankster John Herman at Waugoshance Shoal near Mackinaw City maintain their watch long after death ended their duties. At White River Light Station in Whitehall, Sarah Robinson still keeps a clean and tidy house, and a mysterious young girl at the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse seeks out other children and female companions. Countless spirits remain between Whitefish Point and Point Iroquois in an area well-known for its many tragic shipwrecks.

Since 1997, Dianna has been presenting programs about the area’s historic lighthouses, ghost towns, islands and other unique destinations and activities in Michigan. She has a communications degree from Western Michigan University and 20 plus years experience in radio broadcasting and public speaking.

An established freelance writer, Stampfler is a regular contributor to Michigan Blue Magazine and Grand Rapids Family Magazine, Michigan Home & Lifestyle Magazine and has also been published in Michigan Living, Michigan Travel Ideas, Lake Michigan Circle Tour & Lighthouse Guide, Country Lines, Tasters Guild International and Grand Rapids Magazine, among others.

She is a member of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, Great Lake Lighthouse Keepers Association, Michigan Maritime Museum, Historical Society of Michigan and is on the board of the Michigan Hemingway Society.

Turn The Page is located at 2205 U.S. 23 South, in Thunder Bay Shopping Center. Call the store at 989-354-4461.

For more information about Stampfler, visit her website, Promote Michigan, at promotemichigan.com, or email her at Dianna@PromoteMichigan.com.