• Posts Tagged ‘rene la salle’

    Legends of Le Detroit

    by  • February 4, 2010 • Best of THE NIGHT TRAIN, Books, History • 3 Comments

    If you like flowery Victorian prose, phantasms, grieving widows, pining French girls, French in general, haunted inanimate objects, werewolves,  lyrical two-page long set-ups about a grandfather telling his kid a scary story, or — especially — Indian curses, you are going to love the shit out of this book. I loved this indulgent account of Rene...

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    Great Lakes Memorial at Old Mariner’s Church

    by  • November 6, 2009 • History, metro Detroit • 1 Comment

    Two summers ago, over watermelon mojitos, I met with Captain Rick Hake of Adventure Charter Boats, who shocked me with stories of violent storms and deadly shipwrecks in the Lakes’ waters. “How many people, on average, do you think survived, per wreck?” he asked me. “Twenty,” I flat-out guessed. He smirked and shook his...

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