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Elle Andra-Warner

Elle Andra-Warner is an author, journalist and photographer specializing in writing about travel, history, culture, people and business.  She is the best-selling author of six non-fiction books about Canadian history, including the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, The Mounties and Robert Service. Her award-winning articles appear regularly in major publications and her newspaper columns have been in print since 1994. As a corporate writer, her list of clients include municipalities, corporations, travel associations and arts organizations.A political studies graduate of Lakehead University, Elle is a long-time member of Professional Writers of Canada, Travel Media of Canada and The Writers Union of Canada. She is a national presenter of journalism seminars, an on-line guest journalism lecturer with UCLA and the co-editor of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society’s annual journal Papers & Records.Estonian by heritage, Elle was born in a post-Second World War United Nations displaced persons camp for Estonians located in Europe. She came to Canada with her parents, settling in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay). Except for briefly living in Northwest Territories and northern Alberta, Thunder Bay has been Elle’s home since her arrival in Canada.

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Life in a Thundering Bay: Voices from Thunder Bay's Past is a remarkable collection of stories that bring to life the early days of the frontier Canadian towns of Fort William and Port Arthur (Ontario) located on Lake Superior.

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: The Legendary Great Lakes Disaster.

Under the gloomy sky one devastating day in November 1975, S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald suddenly surrendered to ferocious gale-force winds, plunging to the bottom of Lake Superior, leaving no survivors.  This haunting tale looks back to one of the most legendary, mysterious and controversial shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. In the epic battle between humans and nature, the outcome is often tragic and humbling.

Publication date: July, 2009! Watch for it!

Robert Service: A Great Canadian Poet's Romance with the North.

Robert William Service lived a life of adventure. Best known for his world-famous poems such as The Shooting of Dan McGrew  and The Cremation of Sam McGee, he drew much of his inspiration from the great Canadian North.  Despite his many adventures in Europe and around the world, the Yukon remained a strong influence on the poet until his death in 1958.