Welcome to the Website of Mikel B. Classen

Mikel B. Classen – Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Author, Photographer, and Historian

Recipient of the Historical Society of Michigan’s, 2020 George Follo Award for Upper Peninsula History

News From Mikel: 12/4/2023 – I just finished my last event for the year, don’t worry there will be more next year, and I’m getting settled to finish True Tales 2. This will be a continuation of the first book with more forgotten stories from the Upper Peninsula’s past. In the meantime, my new novel, the Alexandria Code has been just released. This is an action – adventure novel that is a white knuckle ride from the start. 

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Latest Posts

Hereford & Hops – Brewery of the Month – November – Escanaba

Brewery/ Brewpub of the Month – November As I mentioned in a previous blog, I would be featuring monthly one of the many fine breweries and brewpubs from across the U.P. I can’t think of a better place to start than in one of the Escanaba area’s finest, Hereford and Hops. This old building was…

Alexandria Code – New Novel – Mikel B Classen

The Alexandria Code – What is it? Like a message in a bottle, imagine messages in stone. Take it a little further and picture computer code in stone and the stone is crystal, ordinary quartz, taken from an underwater archaeological dig in Alexandria, Egypt. What would the messages be? What secrets might they hold? This…

Historical Photos – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Two Homesteaders with Their Horses Here are several historical pictures from the Sault Ste. Marie area, The first one is two homesteaders with their pair of prize horses. There are no names attached to this picture so we don’t know who this is. I do like the dog in front of the woman. Also, the…

Attention Craft Beer Fans – Yooper Ale Trails – All Roads Lead To Beer.

The popularity of independent and craft breweries has been on the rise for several years now. They have been popping up across the Upper Peninsula almost faster than one can keep up with. From the populaton centers to some of the remotest places, nearly all roads lead to beer. A couple of years ago, Jon…


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