Title: Ships of the Great Lakes: 300 Years of ...
Publisher: Thunder Bay Pr, Holt, Michigan, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket - Wraps
Edition: Revised Edition
272pp/illus/maps. 256 p. pages; 300 years of navigation. From Indian canoe and sailing ship to icebreakers, tugboats, lightships, ore carriers, Mackinaw boats, bateaux and railroad car ferries. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 006882
Synopsis: From the Indian canoe to the largest ships, this fascinating book carries the reader through three centuries of marine growth and adventure on the Great Lakes. A classic long out of print, the volume is now available in this revised and expanded edition, which portrays the sweep of history on the Great Lakes through story and illustration. The fur trade, naval battles, the rise and fall of the great passenger ships, and the development of huge cargo carriers are portrayed in vivid detail. The history of the Great Lakes is seen through the eyes of the courageous men who sailed the Lakes as well as through the sharp eyes of travelers such as Margaret Fuller and Charles Dickens. The text, historic drawings and photos portray every vessel and event of importance in 300 years of ships and men on the Great Lakes.
About the Author: Jim Barry's history of the maritime disasters of the Great Lakes is well researched and documented. It includes 149 black-and-white photographs of wrecks from the late 19th century as well as the 20th century. The author includes a comprehensive bibliography, notes, and an index. James Barry made his first voyage on a lake freighter at the age of eight, and soon afterward learned to sail in a Mackinaw boat. His interest in the Great Lakes continued through a career as a Regular Army Officer, a university administrator, director of an arts organization, and editor of a quarterly review. Seven of his previous books have dealt with various aspects of the Lakes. Barry's other published books include: Ships of the Great Lakes: Georgian Bay, The Sixth Great Lake; The Fate of the Lakes; The Battle of Lake Erie; The Great Lakes and Georgian Bay an Illustrated History. Barry's newest title, Old Forts of the Great Lakes: Sentinels in the Wilderness, continues the tradition of comprehensively researched and dramatically presented titles about the Great Lakes and their history.
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