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Coast Guard Member Writes Children Book Series Featuring the Straits of Mackinac

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A former St. Ignace Coast Guard member is turning his journals into a children's book series, featuring a black lab named Onyx.

The "Adventures of Onyx" features stories about the U.S. Coast Guard, as told through the eyes of Onyx.

The first book in the series is gaining popularity across the country.

Onyx is a rescue dog that lives at the Coast Guard Station St. Ignace.

The author, Tyler Benson, who is currently stationed in Buffalo, will be at Book World from noon-3:00 p.m., Saturday, in St. Ignace for a book signing.

9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have more on the inspiration behind the series.