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NEW MICHIGAN GUIDEBOOK IS RELEASED

 NEW MICHIGAN GUIDEBOOK IS RELEASED
 ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It takes someone with


great curiosity and a lot of endurance to explore every nook and cranny of Michigan's 3,200-mile shoreline. Then, to write an authoritative, easy-to-read book to guide others in their travels takes a very special person indeed.
 "Fortunately for Great Lakes vacationers, Doris Scharfenberg has turned her considerable experience and writing ability to the task," said Scott Johnson, managing director of Momentum Books, publisher of Scharfenberg's "The Long Blue Edge of Summer: A Guide to the Shorelines of Michigan."
 More than a guidebook, "The Long Blue Edge of Summer" includes relatively little-known facts about Michigan cities and ghost towns, festivals and fishing piers, wildlife sanctuaries and museums. Noted are the major attractions as well as the minor highlights tourists often overlook.
 Did you know that Mackinac Island was the second place (after Yellowstone) to be declared a national park? Or that the Detroit River handles more cargo tonnage and more pleasure boats annually than the Thames, Seine, Volga and Rhine rivers combined?
 The book also features maps and photos of Michigan, a calendar of fairs and festivals, and a listing of fees and regulations for state parks.
 Author Scharfenberg, winner of the Governor's Award and designated an "Ambassador of Michigan Tourism," is a professional photographer and a member of several travel writers associations. Since she began her writing career at age 50, Scharfenberg has traveled to -- and written about -- points of interest from Hudson's Bay to Peru and from Warsaw to Singapore. She frequently speaks to travel writers and senior citizens groups about travel journalism and how to get started in writing. Scharfenberg lives in Farmington Hills, Mich.
 "The Long Blue Edge of Summer" is the latest in the ongoing series of regional and state guidebooks published by Momentum Books.
 "The Long Blue Edge of Summer" is available from bookstores, and may also be ordered directly from Momentum Books at 210 Collingwood, Suite 106, Ann Arbor, MI 48103; telephone, 313-995-3339. The cost of the book is $12.95. Mail orders must be prepaid including Michigan sales tax and $2.50 for shipping and handling. For VISA and MasterCard orders, phone 1-800-345-0096.
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