In the brutally cold winter of 1936, as his wife lies dying, Henrik Halvorsen takes their daughter with him on a perilous journey. Captain of the coal-fired Manitou, he is charged with transporting railroad cars across an icy Lake Michigan. Five-year-old Fern revels in the freedom of the ferry, making friends with a stowaway cat and a gentle young deckhand, before the sighting of a ghostly ship presages danger for all aboard. Eight decades later, Fern reflects on the dark secret she has kept since that ill-fated voyage.
- ISBN-13: 9780299320904
- ISBN-10: 0299320901
- Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
- Publish Date: September 2018
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
- Page Count: 240