Tales from the Great Lakes

Tales from the Great Lakes
  • Author : Robert B. Townsend
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 1996-07-26
  • ISBN : 9781459713499
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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For more than two hundred years, thousands of giant sailing ships traversed the Great Lakes carrying cargo and passengers. The memory of the romance and elegance of these beautiful ships has almost been forgotten in the search for greater efficiency and speed in our modern world. C.H.J. Snider (1879-1971) chronicled this era in his 1,303 "Schooner Days" columns for Toronto’s The Evening Telegram between 1931 and 1954. A great marine researcher and artist, Snider himself worked aboard schooners in his youth and studied first-hand the development of the Great Lakes region. Coupled with Snider’s writings are those of Robert B. Townsend, who, besides introducing Snider’s stories, adds some of his own.

True Tales of the Great Lakes

True Tales of the Great Lakes
  • Author : Dwight Boyer
  • Publisher : New York : Dodd, Mead
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 1971
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006067675
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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Tales of the Great Lakes

Tales of the Great Lakes
  • Author : Frank Oppel
  • Publisher : Secaucus, N.J. : Castle
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2008-05-15
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071188547
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Tales of the Great Lakes by Frank Oppel Book PDF

With hundred of original illustrations, Tales of the Great Lakes encompasses the stories of the men who built the Midwest,

Great Stories of the Great Lakes

Great Stories of the Great Lakes
  • Author : Dwight Boyer
  • Publisher : Dodd Mead
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : 0396085962
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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Ten Tales of the Great Lakes

Ten Tales of the Great Lakes
  • Author : Skip Gillham
  • Publisher : St. Catharines, Ont. : Stonehouse Publications
  • Pages : 68
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071267929
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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Tales from the Great Lakes

Tales from the Great Lakes
  • Author : Charles Henry Jeremiah Snider,C. H. J. Snider
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 203
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 9781550022346
  • Rating : 5/5 (1 users)

Tales from the Great Lakes by Charles Henry Jeremiah Snider,C. H. J. Snider Book PDF

For more than two hundred years, thousands of giant sailing ships traversed the Great Lakes carrying cargo and passengers. The memory of the romance and elegance of these beautiful ships has almost been forgotten in the search for greater efficiency and speed in our modern world. C.H.J. Snider (1879-1971) chronicled this era in his 1,303 "Schooner Days" columns for Toronto's The Evening Telegram between 1931 and 1954. A great marine researcher and artist, Snider himself worked aboard schooners in his youth and studied first-hand the development of the Great Lakes region. Coupled with Snider's writings are those of Robert B. Townsend, who, besides introducing Snider's stories, adds some of his own.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
  • Author : Dan Egan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2017-03-07
  • ISBN : 9780393246445
  • Rating : 4/5 (15 users)

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan Book PDF

New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

The Living Great Lakes

The Living Great Lakes
  • Author : Jerry Dennis
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2014-09-23
  • ISBN : 9781466882027
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (5 users)

The Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis Book PDF

Award-winning nature author Jerry Dennis reveals the splendor and beauty of North America’s Great Lakes in this “masterwork”* history and memoir of the essential environmental and economical region shared by the United States and Canada. No bodies of water compare to the Great Lakes. Superior is the largest lake on earth, and together all five contain a fifth of the world’s supply of standing fresh water. Their ten thousand miles of shoreline border eight states and a Canadian province and are longer than the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. Their surface area of 95,000 square miles is greater than New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island combined. People who have never visited them—who have never seen a squall roar across Superior or the horizon stretch unbroken across Michigan or Huron—have no idea how big they are. They are so vast that they dominate much of the geography, climate, and history of North America, affecting the lives of tens of millions of people. The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas is the definitive book about the history, nature, and science of these remarkable lakes at the heart of North America. From the geological forces that formed them and the industrial atrocities that nearly destroyed them, to the greatest environmental success stories of our time, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are portrayed in all their complexity. A Michigan native, Jerry Dennis also shares his memories of a lifetime on or near the lakes, including a six-week voyage as a crewmember on a tallmasted schooner. On his travels, he collected more stories of the lakes through the eyes of biologists, fishermen, sailors, and others he befriended while hiking the area’s beaches and islands. Through storms and fog, on remote shores and city waterfronts, Dennis explores the five Great Lakes in all seasons and moods and discovers that they and their connecting waters—including the Erie Canal, the Hudson River, and the East Coast from New York to Maine—offer a surprising and bountiful view of America. The result is a meditation on nature and our place in the world, a discussion and cautionary tale about the future of water resources, and a celebration of a place that is both fragile and robust, diverse, rich in history and wildlife, often misunderstood, and worthy of our attention. “This is history at its best and adventure richly described.”—*Doug Stanton, author of In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors and 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award Winner Winner of Best Book of 2003 by the Outdoor Writers Association of America

Mysterious Islands

Mysterious Islands
  • Author : Andrea Gutsche,Cindy Bisaillon
  • Publisher : Lynx Books
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071186434
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Mysterious Islands by Andrea Gutsche,Cindy Bisaillon Book PDF

Guided tours of remote islands on the Great Lakes.

Lighthouse Tales

Lighthouse Tales
  • Author : Frederick Stonehouse
  • Publisher : Gwinn, Mich. : Avery Color Studios
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071188430
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Lighthouse Tales by Frederick Stonehouse Book PDF

"Stories of wreck and rescue, death and sacrifice, all thread their way through the pages of this remarkable tribute to the 'wickies' of a bygone era. The book speaks of the courage of the old time keepers and their families, not just in rescuing shipwreck victims but also in the tenacity of their daily lives ... Narratives include : The thrilling story of the steamer "George W. Perkins" and it's close encounter with the Lansing Shoal Light during the height of the infamous 1940 Armistice Day storm ; Superior Shoal and the lighthouse that wasn't ; The death of six brave Coast Guardsmen at Oswego, New York in 1942 ; Poverty Island Light and the mysterious treasure ..."--Back cover.

Michigan Legends

Michigan Legends
  • Author : Sheryl James
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Pages : 155
  • Relase : 2013-04-16
  • ISBN : 9780472051748
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Michigan Legends by Sheryl James Book PDF

A collection of stories drawn from Michigan’s rich folk heritage

Ships and Shipwrecks

Ships and Shipwrecks
  • Author : Richard Gebhart
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 2021-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781948314114
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Ships and Shipwrecks by Richard Gebhart Book PDF

From the day that French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle launched the Griffin in 1679 to the 1975 sinking of the celebrated Edmund Fitzgerald, thousands of commercial ships have sailed on the vast and perilous waters of the Great Lakes. In a harbinger of things to come, on the return leg of its first trip in late summer 1679, the Griffin disappeared and has never been seen again. In the centuries since then, the records show that an alarming number of shipwrecks have occurred on the Great Lakes. If vessels that wrecked but were later repaired and returned to service are included, the number certainly swells into the thousands. Most did not mysteriously vanish like the Griffin. Instead, they suffered the occupational hazards of every lake boat: collisions, groundings, strands, fires, boiler explosions, and capsizes. Many of these disasters took the lives of crews and passengers. The fearsome wrath of the storms that brew over the Great Lakes has challenged and defeated some of the staunchest vessels constructed in the shipyards of port cities along the U.S. and Canadian lakeshores. Here Richard Gebhart tells the tales of some of these ships and their captains and crews, from their launches to their sad demises—or sometimes, their celebrated retirements. This volume is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the maritime history of the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Ghost Stories

Great Lakes Ghost Stories
  • Author : Wes Oleszewski
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071187697
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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The author is a Great Lakes research historian and he has taken the time to tell some of the best stories he has heard about "strange happenings" on the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes Triangle

The Great Lakes Triangle
  • Author : Jay Gourley
  • Publisher : Fawcett Books
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 1977
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071186079
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

The Great Lakes Triangle by Jay Gourley Book PDF

Speculates on the causes of the reported, and reportedly unexplained, disappearances of hundreds of ships, boats, and aircraft in the Great Lakes region

Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes

Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes
  • Author : Dwight Boyer
  • Publisher : New York : Dodd, Mead
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 1968
  • ISBN : UOM:39015010489634
  • Rating : 5/5 (1 users)

Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes by Dwight Boyer Book PDF

This is the story of the missing "ghost ships" of the Great Lakes, the big freighter and ore carriers of yesterday and today that disappeared, never to be seen again.

November's Fury

November's Fury
  • Author : Michael Schumacher
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2013-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781452940458
  • Rating : 3.5/5 (4 users)

November's Fury by Michael Schumacher Book PDF

On Thursday, November 6, the Detroit News forecasted “moderate to brisk” winds for the Great Lakes. On Friday, the Port Huron Times-Herald predicted a “moderately severe” storm. Hourly the warnings became more and more dire. Weather forecasting was in its infancy, however, and radio communication was not much better; by the time it became clear that a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions was developing, the storm was well on its way to becoming the deadliest in Great Lakes maritime history. The ultimate story of man versus nature, November’s Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over those four days in 1913, as captains eager—or at times forced—to finish the season tried to outrun the massive storm that sank, stranded, or demolished dozens of boats and claimed the lives of more than 250 sailors. This is an account of incredible seamanship under impossible conditions, of inexplicable blunders, heroic rescue efforts, and the sad aftermath of recovering bodies washed ashore and paying tribute to those lost at sea. It is a tragedy made all the more real by the voices of men—now long deceased—who sailed through and survived the storm, and by a remarkable array of photographs documenting the phenomenal damage this not-so-perfect storm wreaked. The consummate storyteller of Great Lakes lore, Michael Schumacher at long last brings this violent storm to terrifying life, from its first stirrings through its slow-mounting destructive fury to its profound aftereffects, many still felt to this day.

Shipwreck Tales of the Great Lakes

Shipwreck Tales of the Great Lakes
  • Author : Cris Kohl
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071187218
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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Ten More Tales of the Great Lakes

Ten More Tales of the Great Lakes
  • Author : Skip Gillham
  • Publisher : St. Catharines, Ont. : Stonehouse Publications
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032617212
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

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Stories from the Wreckage

Stories from the Wreckage
  • Author : John Odin Jensen
  • Publisher : Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2019-04-19
  • ISBN : 9780870209031
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Stories from the Wreckage by John Odin Jensen Book PDF

Every shipwreck has a story that extends far beyond its tragic end. The dramatic tales of disaster, heroism, and folly become even more compelling when viewed as junction points in history—connecting to stories about the frontier, the environment, immigration, politics, technology, and industry. In Stories from the Wreckage, John Odin Jensen examines a selection of Great Lakes shipwrecks of the wooden age for a deeper dive into this transformative chapter of maritime history. He mines the archeological evidence and historic record to show how their tragic ends fit in with the larger narrative of Midwestern history. Featuring the underwater photography of maritime archeologist Tamara Thomsen, this vibrant volume is a must-have for shipping enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in the power of water to shape history.

Women and the Lakes

Women and the Lakes
  • Author : Frederick Stonehouse
  • Publisher : Gwinn, Mich. : Avery Color Studios
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : WISC:89084905991
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Women and the Lakes by Frederick Stonehouse Book PDF

"From deep sea diver to ship's captain, lighthouse keeper and rescuer, women fill virtually every job of the Great Lakes maritime trade--both past and present. This book relates many untold stories of these remarkable women and their impact on the Great Lakes and sailors lives" -- back cover.