Man 'Intentionally Jumped Overboad' the Stewart J Cort says Steamship Company

Sunday morning at almost 2am a man went overboard while the ship the Stewart J Cort made its way from Burns Harbor, Indiana to Superior,Wisconsin. The missing man intentionally jumped overboard, according to Tom Wynne, the Steamship Company general counsel. Three Mason County Sherriff detectives and a deputy are meeting in Sault Ste. Marie this Monday morning to question the crew of the Stewart J Cort. The Mason County Sheriff's Office is assisting with the investigation.

Many boats assisted in the search for the overboard man inducing the SS badger, who journeyed up to big sable to assist. The Search was called off Sunday at 3pm due to high winds and waves. The mans body has still not been recovered.



$50,000 Prize Awarded Tonight in the "Shark Tank" Momentum Competition

Tonight is the night where we find out who will win $50,000 in the momentum business plan startup competition.

The "Shark Tank" style competition will have all five business finalists pitching their idea to a panel of judges. The public is invited to attend the competition. They take the Stage at the West Shore Community College Center Stage Auditorium tonight at 6pm.


Mike Nagle Releases Historic Book on Justus S. Stearns a Local Legend

Mike Nagle, professor of history and political science at West Shore Community College has released a new book titled "Justus S. Stearns: Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933".

Nagle addresses key events in Stearns life including an analysis of his lifetime of accomplishments including his impact on Ludington where he maintained a residence for over 50 years.

A book launch celebration will be held on Thursday Sept 10 at 7pm at Stearns Motor Inn.

Nagle will also be giving two presentations involving steps in researching a book such as his. That program will be held on Oct 8th at 2 pm at WSCC center stage theater. He will also be giving a presentation that night titled "Justus S Stearns, Ludington's First Citizen" at 7pm at the LACA.

The book can be pre ordered on line in either hardback or e-book formats at

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