John Kotzian was born in Rogers City, Michigan located on the shore of Lake Huron and raised some 30 miles away in Hillman, Michigan. He is the great-great-grandson of the “Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes”, Rev. William H. Law.
His passion for the Great Lakes and its history grew from the stories handed down through both sides of his family about Rev. Law’s travels and relatives lost in the sinking of the S.S. Carl D. Bradley.
He currently resides with his wife, Kimberly, in Brooklyn, MI.
Rev. William Hainstock Law, the subject of my book “Sky Pilot of the Great Lakes”, was my Great-Great-Grandfather (Mother’s, Mother’s, Mother’s Father). I never knew him as he passed away many years before I was…