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Michael Petellat Shares an Amazing Historical Script of Crystal River in Florida

Florida, USA – WEBWIRE

“The Spirit of Crystal River (3rd Edition)” is a historical fiction that discussed the Civil War, the rich Native American history, and much more.

“On April 19, 1861, President Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of Southern states that had seceded from the Union. The stage was set for men to use stealth to get wares to Cuba and supplies to the sons of the South. Down in Crystal River, Florida, and people do all they can to stay alive, and the businessmen do all they can to make money. Two businessmen need to transport goods by ship, Captain Jim Blackworth is called. He has a new skow called The Spirit, and he knows his way around the dangerous Florida coast. He claims that, at night, no one will know where he is; the Indians call it the “art of invisibility.” But first, the captain needs a fourth crew member to succeed. He finds what he’s looking for in a young man named Red who’s tough and self-sufficient. Soon, the captain and his crew set out on the dangerous adventures of the high sea while the Civil War rages back home. Can they avoid detection as they help Crystal River’s good people survive, or will an ocean battle sink The Spirit and her dedicated crew?”

The concept of this book focused to highlight the history of the Nature Coast. The author claims that although this story is fiction, any similarity to the actual layout of historical properties, persons, and conversations is coincidental.

Book copies are available at Amazon ( and other online book retailers.

The Spirit of Crystal River (3rd Edition)
Written by Michael Petellat
Published by Proisle Publishing Service
Published date: January10, 2023
Paperback Price: $11.99
Kindle Price: $3.99

About the author:
Born in Sarasota, Florida, author Michael Petellat loves to hunt, explore the swamps, and fish. He served in the Army and retired from the Clearwater Fire Department. Over the course of his career, he was the first Citrus County Fire Administrator as well as a State Park ranger at the Crystal River Archaeological State Park.

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