Monday, July 21, 2014

Capt. Donald Kilpela will present "So You Want to Own an Oil Tanker" July 23 at Calumet Public Library

CALUMET -- Friends of the Calumet Public Library will host "So You Want to Own an Oil Tanker," a presentation and book signing by Captain Donald Kilpela, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m on Wednesday, July 23, in the library.

From the snowy Keweenaw to the beauty of the Caribbean -- what could go wrong with a well-designed business plan to operate a small oil tanker, the M/T MacVie, as a family business? Captain Donald Kilpela, owner of the Isle Royale Queen and gifted story teller, will fill us in on his family’s trials, failures, and occasional successes in a venture that turned out to be a highly risky gamble. Copies of Kilpela’s newly released book, So You Want to Own an Oil Tanker, will be available to purchase and can be signed after the presentation. Book sales will go to benefit the Calumet Public Library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107.

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