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Seamus Noorgard

The Charlevoix County History Preservation Society sponsored on Monday, October 24th, at 7:00 PM in the Boyne District Library Community Room  a historic and evolutionary sketch of one the Great Lakes’ island’s nature-based means of survival.   Featuring clips from first-person video interviews conducted for the Beaver Island Historical Society, this presentation offered moving personal accounts of both the pride and rigors of fishing and logging for a living. We heard some inspiring stories and gained personal insights into some of Beaver Island’s historic nature-based means of sustenance.

Presenter Seamus Norgaard, a history and environment professor and interviewer for the Beaver Island Historical Society, offered an environmental perspective of how Beaver Island is transitioning from a past dependence on resource extraction, toward a future based on the technologies of information, research, history, and environmental appreciation..

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