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The station was located on land that is now part of Ludington State Park. The book tells the history of the station; including the sacrifices by the life-savers and Coast Guardsmen, and their struggles to rescue Lake Michigan shipwreck victims.
Hardcover, pages, with 69 photos and illustrations. Say ahoy to a fictional boating adventure story in the spirit of Arthur Ransome or The Hardy Boys novels that offers appeal for young readers and nostalgic adults. This story should have appeal to anyone who has spent time around the water. But so are innovation, wealth-building, heroism and bungling on a grand scale.
You'll find examples of each in this collection of historic incidents and personalities who once worked on and by the waters of this Great Lake between and the present. The book includes information on the lake's critical role during several War naval engagements, some shipwrecks from the era of sail, information on the lake's most storied island and a brief history of the Seaway's economic and ecological impacts. Available through Amazon. Just as the Titanic continues to fascinate, so have the shipwrecks presented here became even more famous after their discoveries, gaining notoriety as historic attractions, archaeological sites, bold salvage attempts or legal battles.
The vessels in this well-researched publication span the age of sail, steam, and diesel on the Great Lakes from schooners to side-wheel steamers, propellers, carferries, self-unloaders and yachts. Clearly the sagas of these vessels did not end when the waves of Lake Michigan washed over them. This volume, by Marine Historical Society of Detroit Historian of the Year honoree and former Yankcanuck crew member Buck Longhurst, details the career of this familiar Canadian crane ship on the occasion of her 50th anniversary.
Box ,12 Dawson St. Images of America: Marine City. The story of Marine City, Michigan, nestled on the bank of the St. Clair River, is told through rare photographs from the ss. The book, by Gene Buel and his grandson Scott, shows a tradition of shipbuilding and sailing, as well as life around town, documenting the important role Marine City played in the early development of the Great Lakes shipping industry.
An extra plus for shipfans is a section devoted to the photographer Louis Pesha, who was responsible for documenting shipping traffic a century ago. Dunham died in , but his contributions live on thanks to the work of author and historian Thomas J. Built at the beginning of the Great Depression, the City of Milwaukee shuttled railcars across Lake Michigan for over 50 years. She is now moored in Manistee, Mich. This is her story, told in words and pictures.
These two disks from the Wisconsin-based company Plets Express contain plenty of exciting footage of classic lakers and salties and most scenes were shot on beautiful, sunny days. The DVDs show vessels up close and in action as they pass through various ports, rivers, locks and lakes. Taylor, E. Ford and Edward L. These programs include many spectacular overlooks, lighthouses, waterfalls and ships.
The story is set using the motor vessel Oglebay Norton now American Integrity as a backdrop. As the ship carries coal to Silver Bay, Minn.
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Also: Dive feet below the waters of Lake Superior to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, see the Soo Locks, watch how ships get their mail and experience what its like to ride through gale force winds. McGreevy, considered one of the finest maritime artists anywhere, offers a book that juxtaposes his superb renditions with the stories of the vessel or situation depicted. An accomplished scuba diver, a number of his works offer a unique underwater perspective of shipwrecks.
With his well-trained eye for detail, McGreevy brings Great Lakes maritime history alive in this high quality volume that touches on the ages of sail and steam as well a modern shipwreck disasters and the Great Storm of Available at www. Steamers of the Turkey Trail by G. This book, by Canadian historian Longhurst, looks at the passenger and package freight vessels that plied this route.
The vessels are mostly but memories the final sailing on this route was in , but it is important to remember the role these staunch craft played in the lives of families living in the northern Lake Huron area of Canada who depended on vessels such as the Waubuno, Chicora, Manitou and Manitoulin for their very existence.
Built in , the ferry operated for half a century, hauling railcars across Lake Michigan. She survives today as the last unaltered example of a Great Lakes railroad car ferry designed with twin stacks, a classic profile and triple-expansion engines.
Now a museum ship, the vessel serves as a living memorial to the car ferries and the dedicated crews that sailed them. Along with detailed captions, they reveal the pictorial history of this enduring car ferry that now resides in Manistee, Mich. Order from www. Lapinski This profusely-illustrated, full-color volume examines the activity that occurs on board lake boats throughout the Great Lakes shipping season.
It looks not only on the outside, but the inside too, starting with the engine room and continuing into the pilothouse, out on deck and in the galley. Author Patrick Lapinski is clearly an expert on his subject and it shows in this well-researched and informative effort. Available from a variety of booksellers, including www. The disappearance has lingered as one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Great Lakes.
More than a century after its disappearance, the discovery of the wreck of the Thomas Hume solved the mystery. However, the collection of shoes, clothing, jewellery, coins and tools found inside generated even more questions. An archaeological investigation by Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates and the Lakeshore Museum Center has attempted to solve the riddles posed by the shipwreck.
Available from in-depth editions, www. Since the beginning of commerce on the Great Lakes, there has been a desire to build larger and more efficient ships culminating in with the commissioning of the first 1,foot vessel to sail on the inland seas, the Stewart J. This book tells the story of each of the 13 1,foot ships, including their unique operational histories and the purposes for which they were built.
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Included are numerous never-before-published photographs portraying these vessels in their previous and current operations. Order from: www. The book contains over 30 photographs, a reproduction of the launch invitation and souvenir launch booklet, the fleet booklet for the Algoport, as well as other ship diagrams and maps. Softcover, 72 pages, with photos and diagrams. This well-researched historical narrative tells the story of the Lady Elgin set against the backdrop of a pivotal presidential election during the golden age of passenger travel on the Great Lakes.
No dry recounting of history, this vividly written volume is difficult to put down. Lost on the Lady Elgin ; Valerie van Heest, Hardcover, pages. Now, years after its debut, Toronto columnist Mike Filey revisits the history of this notable landmark with the centennial edition of Trillium and Toronto Island. Softcover, pages with photos. Morrell , which sank on Lake Huron in late November Hale goes into great detail about what he saw, heard and felt during his near-death experience and also shares details about a mysterious visitor aboard the raft who warned him to stop eating the ice to quench his thirst.
Order direct by mail click for order form or by e-mail, dennishale windstream. Over a period of 87 years, Wexford eluded many efforts to locate her remains, but was finally discovered in This story traces her history from her British origins in , through the transition to become a laker, the eventful storm, the search, her ultimate discovery in southern Lake Huron and the controversy over how she should be protected. Index maps for each state are included. Marge Beaver has an eye for lighthouses and it shows in this self-published book, a must for fans of the genre.
Personalization available for online orders. LaMarre, and a sturdy spiral binding holds the pages in place and makes for easy reference. Richard D. Still, it is nice to have them collected in this way, and illustrated with a number of black and white photos.
All proceeds from this book help the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association is its efforts to document historic sites. Some photos include the C. This book is the culmination of five years of boat chasing and its pages are filled with the author's passion for both the Great Lakes and its boats. Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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