SOURCE Christian Faith Publishing
"Saving Manresa Castle: Ghosts or No Ghosts?" from Christian Faith Publishing author Ronald T. Smith is a captivating read about an infrastructure owned by the Smiths that survived a state of deterioration and inadequate facilities to serve guests, while sharing about the challenges and roadblocks the family faced during the early years of ownership before being awarded as a three-diamond inn.
MEADVILLE, Pa., August 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Saving Manresa Castle: Ghosts or No Ghosts?": a wonderful account of the Manresa Castle containing photographs and stories about how one family lived, remodeled, and restored the infrastructure for over sixteen years, and showing everyone how this family accomplished a miracle and what it produced. "Saving Manresa Castle: Ghosts or No Ghosts?" is the creation of published author Ronald T. Smith, a writer who holds a bachelor of science degree and a master of science in electrical engineering degree. He worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and designed launch equipment for the first US spacecraft to successfully fly by Venus (1962) and Mars (1964). He enjoys flying radio-controlled aircraft and competed for eighteen years, winning six northwest district championships flying precision aerobatics.
Smith writes, "High on a hill in Northwest Washington, overlooking the Key City of Port Townsend lies Manresa Castle. Built in 1892 by area pioneer Charles Eisenbeis, the former home and later a Jesuit seminary served as a community landmark for over eighty years, but, by 1973, was badly in need of restoration; however, neither banks nor local investors would grant the owners loans for improvements.
"Saving Manresa Castle takes you on a journey that reveals how Ronald Smith left his high-tech position in Silicon Valley, purchased the Castle, and, with his family, spent sixteen years (1973–1989) overcoming major obstacles to create a unique and now famous guest inn. Since that time, thousands of guests have come and gone, taking with them unforgettable memories of one of Northwest Washington's most popular vacation venues.
"Here, Ron Smith tells his version of stories about the widely publicized ghosts of Manresa Castle in which the Smith family lived, full time, for many years. He shares information about the ghost of the Jesuit priest who supposedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the attic turret. He also tells how he and his wife, Carol, lived in the very suite where Kate, a guest at the castle toward the end of the nineteenth century, purportedly committed suicide by jumping out of the third-floor bedroom window. As you begin reading Saving Manresa Castle, prepare to enjoy never-before-published stories and photographs that will give you insight into the restoration of a fabled landmark. Ron and his family hope you enjoy this virtual tour of Manresa Castle."
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Ronald T. Smith's new book is a true-to-life manuscript that will take the readers back forty-five years earlier to a breathtaking historic town in Washington where the Manresa Castle sits. Here they will see a clear example of what immense effort and perseverance can reach.
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