Wrecks and Rescues of the Great Lakes

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by James P. Barry

The book reveals the severity of the weather through dramatic photographs of shipwrecks, and graphic descriptions of the events surrounding them. Illustrated by 149 black-and-white photographs.

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From Thunder Bay Press

The book reveals the severity of the weather through dramatic photographs of shipwrecks, and graphic descriptions of the events surrounding them. The Victorian and Edwardian wrecks on the Canadian shore are depicted in minute detail. The photographs of the wrecks on the American side between 1881 and 1910 show the frailty of those vessels. However, the more modern ships of the ’20s and ’30s were not immune to the power of the lakes. This fact becomes increasing clear in the depiction of recent disasters and daring rescue attempts. The moving description of the tragic loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald makes the reader keenly aware of the present dangers.

Well researched and documented, the book includes 149 black-and-white photographs of wrecks from the late 19th century as well as the 20th century. Also includes a comprehensive bibliography, notes and an index.

117 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, softcover.
ISBN: 978-1-882376-01-3.
Item Number: LS1161.