Mickey Haydamacker spent his youth as a deckhand sailing on the freighters of the Great Lakes. During the 1962 and '63 seasons Nelson sailed five different Interlake Steamship Company ore boats. He later went on to become an arson expert with the Michigan State Police, retiring with the rank of Detective Sergeant. Alan D. Millar, to whom Haydamacker related his tale of deckhandling, spent his career as a gift store owner, and often wrote copy for the local newspaper, TV. and radio.
...an immensely likeable story told as if Mickey were sharing a
beer with you in one of the dives he visited in many lake
--Joe Follansbee, The Fyddeye Guides--Joe Follansbee "The Fyddeye Guides" (5/22/2012 12:00:00 AM)