Russ Franzen Great Lakes History in Song


  Russ Franzen is a songwriter and balladeer who performs original songs about the history of Lake Boats, Lighthouses, Shipwrecks, and life along the Great Lakes.



  It's been an exciting summer working on a canal boat at Providence Metropark in Grand Rapids, Ohio. I'll be recording a few of the canal songs in the next few months, including one or two from the Canal Musical the crew will be performing for park staff and volunteers in October. I'm adding one of my songs about the Miami and Erie Canal to the Songs page.