History buffs seeking outdoor adventure will believe they've struck gold when visiting the city of Alpena on Michigan's east coast. Alpena is rich with both -- many times in the same activity or attraction.
I sign all my email messages with the phrase, "The sea connects all things." What interests me is that the responses don't necessarily indicate agreement or understanding of what is a powerful, certain declaration. What does the sentence actually mean?
The Titanic remains the most haunting maritime disaster in history. But its fate, and those of the 1,500 lost souls on board, should be a call to action for all of us. Maritime history should be preserved and protected, not plundered.