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Introduction:Ohioans, who live on the South shore of Lake Erie, call it the North Coast. Avery’s adventures are based on truths about this area of Ohio, which is rich in historical significance.This book introduces the Perkins family, who moveMoreIntroduction:Ohioans, who live on the South shore of Lake Erie, call it the North Coast. Avery’s adventures are based on truths about this area of Ohio, which is rich in historical significance.This book introduces the Perkins family, who move from the big city of Columbus, Ohio, North to a lovely little village of 625 people. The Sandusky Bay wraps around two sides of this little village giving it the perfect name, Bay View. The bay flows into Lake Erie past a well known amusement park named, Cedar Point.Averys parents buy a home just across the street from the bay, complete with its own boat dock. A whole new world is opened up for ten-year-old Avery Perkins, who finds adventures all around him as the bay becomes his playground.The Sandusky Bay has many secrets under her waters. One was discovered as Avery was wading waist deep on a sand bar. His foot hit something very hard. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins help Avery dig it out of the sand. Holding their breath, they duck under the water and scoop the sand away with their hands. Captain Mike had brought the Perkins family to the sandbar off the shore of Johnsons Island for a evening of fun. He now is very anxious, seeing dark low-hanging clouds moving toward them. He knows that being in a boat, when a storm hits the lake, is the most dangerous place. The frantic race is on, retrieve the object, get everyone back on board, and full throttle the boat to the marina before the storm catches them.Averys important discovery connects him with Johnsons Island. He studies the history of the island and reads old newspaper articles at the local library. The information he gathers and the object from the sand, give him clues to a secret that the island has hidden for over 132 years. Avery and his dog Bo sneak over to the island by boat, to see if he is right.