Tales of the Old North Shore


This book is why Howard Sivertson is called "the Norman Rockwell of the North Shore." In his third collection of paintings and stories, the award-winning artist tags along on the sometimes daring, often humorous and always poignant adventures of these folks who called the North Shore and Isle Royale "home."

Along the way he raises (and answers) the questions:

  • Why is that vow in the boat on the cover?
  • How can you build a washing machine in the wilderness?
  • What draws the lumbering "Snoose Moose" to greet the ship Dixon¬†when it docks in town?
Howard's imagination and detail draw you to the mystical shores of Lake Superior. From the rollicking voyageurs to the heyday of commercial fishermen, there's a sense of place and relevance int these 44 tales that only he, a lifelong resident, can capture.