Ships of the Great Lakes

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by James P. Barry

This book tells the history of the Great Lakes in the astonishing variety of ships that have sailed them since the first Europeans came to the region 300 years ago.

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From Thunder Bay Press

This book tells the history of the Great Lakes in the astonishing variety of ships that have sailed them since the first Europeans came to the region 300 years ago.

Alongside stories of ships and sailors, the author describes the construction of the Welland Canal, the Soo Locks and the St. Lawrence Seaway, which transformed ship traffic on the Great Lakes into a major industry. Ships of the Great Lakes chronicles the progress of shipbuilding, lifesaving, icebreaking, commercial fishing, tugboats, containerized freight, unloading and loading ore, the first lighthouse and the last lightship.

238 historic drawings, photographs, maps, bibliography and index.

272 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, softcover.
ISBN: 978-1-882376-26-9.
Item Number: LS1162.