If I could I'd give this book 6 stars. The recipes are tasty and easy to use. This book begins with a chapter about Bertha Rollo who spent her childhood living at a lighthouse on Lake Superior. This little biography is engrossing. Here's a sampling of the recipes: Fruited Broccoli Salad; Uper Peninsula Venison Chili; Cranberry Squash; Upper Peninsula Pasties; Crusty Baked Whitefish; Cranberry Muffins; Wild Raspberry Mousse.
I found the narrative by the woman who grew up in the lighthouse more interesting than the cookbook, as well as her description of her mother's and grandmother's recipes. I wish those had been included. Most of the recipes here were "contributed" and thus not necessarily vintage in origin -- although one of them is for Beaver and I have not seen too many Beaver recipes in current cookbooks. It's a charming read but not something I'd actually cook from for no particular reason. Nothing "grabbed me" as interesting enough to make, and there is a lot of seafood. I happen to love seafood, but I'm partial to our California methods of grilled or charred as opposed to baked with sauces, which makes more sense in a Shipwreck Coast environment.