The Jennie Effect

For one couple, the quest for a little extra space turned into an improbable journey that centers around the tucked away history of a small house with a captain, and a very special young girl.   It’s called The Jennie Effect and our story starts here. 

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We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to our guests Paul Brzozwski and Louisa Flaningam.  You can find more information about them and the Timothy Hill House on our website.  And to plan a visit, check out 

Additionally, we’d like to thank Professor Ted Karamanski of Loyola University in Chicago and the author of the book, ‘Schooner Passage: Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier’ for his insights on the benefits of preservation from both the social and economic perspectives.

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Featured Musicians – Ben Traverse and Michael Dause

Special thanks to Ben Traverse and Michael Dause for providing their version of the American sailor folk song “Roll the Old Chariot Along” for this episode.  It is part of their Shantyland project and is featured on their new EP titled “Songs of the Lakes and Seas: Shanties, Forecastle Songs and Other Seafaring Ballads.”


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