Ships Of The Great Lakes

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The "story of Great Lakes shipping--its problems, products, and the ships designed to meet its needs. With 12 detailed, full-color drawings of representative lake ships."

Superships Of The Great Lakes

Author: Raymond A. Bawal
Editor: Inland Expressions
ISBN: 098181574X
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Since the beginning of commerce on the Great Lakes there has been a desire to build larger and more efficient ships. Beginning in the nineteenth century shipbuilders began to increase the size of their creations as new materials and construction techniques became available. This process of innovation would continue throughout the twentieth century as improvements to the shipping channels on the Great Lakes opened up new possibilities in ship design. These efforts culminated in 1972 with the commissioning of the first thousand-foot vessel to sail on the inland seas, the STEWART J. CORT. This ship set a new benchmark in the hauling of raw materials and would be followed by twelve more ships of her class which collectively revolutionized the US flagged shipping industry on the Great Lakes. These ships represent such a significant step forward in the evolution of the Great Lakes freighter that even today, nearly forty years after they began to enter service, they remain unsurpassed in size and carrying capacity. The story of this class of ships includes the earliest of the thousand-footers, the STEWART J. CORT and the PRESQUE ISLE, two unique vessels built incorporating highly innovative features many of which were not carried on in subsequent designs. This tale also includes vessels such as the JAMES R. BARKER and the BELLE RIVER which became patterns for the ships that followed them. In this volume, each of the thirteen thousand-foot ships is described to relate each of their unique operational histories along with the purposes for which they were built. Included are numerous never before published photographs, portraying these ships in both their previous and current operations.

Warships Of The Great Lakes 1754 1834

Author: Robert Malcomson
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
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The age of fighting sail is primarily seen as a contest on the oceans, but there was also a huge, if neglected, naval shipbuilding effort on both sides of the Canadian Great Lakes. For eighty years between 1754 and 1834, these great expanses of fresh water saw the construction of warships that ranged from simple rowing gunboats to gigantic three-deckers that could have held their own in Nelson's line of battle. This book presents the history of the freshwater navies developed by the French, British and Americans as they struggled to control a wilderness frontier. It concentrates on the ships themselves, pointing up both the similarities and the differences compared with deep-water vessels. As many as possible are illustrated with original draughts and contemporary paintings and prints.

Ships Of The Great Lakes

Author: James P. Barry
Editor: Holt, Mich. : Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781882376278
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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.

Ghost Ships Of The Great Lakes

Author: Dwight Boyer
Editor: New York : Dodd, Mead
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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.

Great Ships On The Great Lakes

Author: Cathy Green
Editor: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870205927
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In this highly accessible history of ships and shipping on the Great Lakes, upper elementary readers are taken on a rip-roaring journey through the waterways of the upper Midwest. Great Ships on the Great Lakes explores the history of the region’s rivers, lakes, and inland seas—and the people and ships who navigated them. Read along as the first peoples paddle tributaries in birch bark canoes. Follow as European voyageurs pilot rivers and lakes to get beaver pelts back to the eastern market. Watch as settlers build towns and eventually cities on the shores of the Great Lakes. Listen to the stories of sailors, lighthouse keepers, and shipping agents whose livelihoods depended on the dangerous waters of Lake Michigan, Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Give an ear to their stories of unexpected tragedy and miraculous rescue, and heed their tales of risk and reward on the low seas. Great Ships also tells the story of sea battles and gunships, of the first vessels to travel beyond the Niagara, and of the treacherous storms and cold weather that caused thousands of ships to sink in the Great Lakes. Watch as underwater archaeologists solve the mysteries of Great Lakes shipwrecks today. And learn how the shift from sail to steam forever changed the history of shipping, as schooners made way for steamships and bulk freighters, and sailing became a recreation, not a hazardous way of life. Designed for the upper elementary classroom with emphasis on Michigan and Wisconsin, Great Ships on the Great Lakes includes a timeline of events, on-page vocabulary, and a list of resources and places to visit. Over 20 maps highlight the region’s maritime history. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide includes 18 classroom activities, arranged by chapter, including lessons on exploring shipwrecks and learning how glaciers moved across the landscape.

Ships And Men Of The Great Lakes

Author: Dwight Boyer
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Ships and men of the Great Lakes spans more than a century of Great Lakes history in a series of true, thoroughly documented dramas, most of them describing the misadventures of vessels and the men who sailed them.What ever happened to the sturdy old SOO CITY--what caused her to vanish with all hands? There was no mystery, however, about why the Daniel J. Morrell went down one stormy night in November 1966, although the survival of crewman Dennis Hale and his graphic account of his encounter with a ghostly stranger on the life raft is another matter.Stories of dreadful tragedy and unbridled stupidity are intermingled with unsurpassed acts of heroism such as recounted in the ill-fated voyage of the passenger steamer Erie. One August 9, 1841, the Erie left her dock at Buffalo, New York bound for Chicago with stops in Erie, Cleveland, and Detroit with over three hundred passengers aboard. She never made it!The W.W. Arnold was smashed to pieces on Lake Superior in 1869, when aids to navigation were practically nonexistent. Yet, 106 years later, in 1975, the gigantic ore carrier, Edmund Fitzgerald, loaded with state-of-the-art navigational equipment, also disappeared, with all hands, in Lake Superior. Years after the fact, the circumstances leading to their demise are still subject to speculation, suspicion, and heated debate.

Great Lakes Ships We Remember

Author: Peter J. Van der Linden
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Ships Of The Great Lakes

Author: Karl Kuttruff
Editor: Detroit : Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814315644
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Ships Of The Great Lakes

Author: Patrick D. Lapinski
Editor: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583882801
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Is working on ships, sailing or tugging through the sea-like waters of the Great Lakes something you’ve imagined yourself doing? Whether it’s your dream job or an area of interest, it is no easy task and takes a full crew to power the 1000-footers, steamers, tugs, Seaway and river class vessels. Lapinski gets close and personal with ship-life, from the captain to the cook, from the inner workings of the engine department to the intricacies of navigation, from the work it takes to load and unload large masses of material. A huge variety of ships, a huge variety of jobs, and an even bigger cross section of people, all have helped make the lives of Americans a little easier by bringing in or out the goods through the Great Lakes.

Classic Ships Of The Great Lakes

Author: Robert Campbell
Editor: Thunder Bay Press Michigan
ISBN: 9781933272504
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A breathtaking photographic gallery, Classic Ships of the Great Lakes presents diverse views of current and historic vessels that have traversed the vast freshwaters of the American Midwest. Chapters are divided by ship type, and a brief historical account introduces each section: passenger ships, whalebacks, bulk carriers, self-unloaders, cement carriers, oil tankers, super ships, and more. Enthusiasts will enjoy seeing these ships skim the glassy waters, bore through stormy whitecaps, and cleave the icy surface of the Great Lakes. Join author and photographer Robert Campbell for fascinating shipboard scenes aboard the Henry Steinbrenner, theKinsman Independent, and the Kinsman Enterprise. Each ship has a life and a story, from commission to retirement, and Classic Ships of the Great Lakes ensures they are remembered. A section on Museum Ships allows readers to explore the interior elegance of retired vessels. These ships have been saved from the scrapper's torch and can be visited today. Classic Ships of the Great Lakes is essential for the ship connoisseur, the casual boat watcher, and any follower of Great Lakes history.

Great Lakes Warships 1812 1815

Author: Mark Lardas
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780960484
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When war broke out in 1812, neither the United States Navy nor the Royal Navy had more than a token force on the Great Lakes. However, once the shooting started, it sparked a ship-building arms race that continued throughout the war. This book examines the design and development of the warships built upon the lakes during the war, emphasising their differences from their salt-water contemporaries. It then goes onto cover their operational use as they were pitted against each other in a number of clashes on the lakes that often saw ships captured, re-crewed, and thrown back against their pervious owners. Released in 2012 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, this is a timely look at a small, freshwater naval war.

White Hurricane

Author: David Geren Brown
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"Autumn gales have pursued mariners across the Great Lakes for centuries. On Friday, November 7, 1913, those gales captured their prey. After four days of winds up to 90 miles an hour, freezing temperatures, whiteout blizzard conditions, and mountainous seas, 19 ships had been lost, two dozen had been thrown ashore, 238 sailors were dead, and the city of Cleveland was confronting the worst natural disaster in its history. Writer and mariner David G. Brown combines narrative intensity with factual depth to re-create the events of the "perfect storm" that struck America's heartland."--Publisher's description.

Great Lakes Passenger Ship Disasters

Author: Wayne Louis Kadar
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From author Wayne Kadar, this book explores the tragic tales of ships designed to carry passengers, be it a ferry, a day or weekend excursion vessel or a ship with cabins for extended cruises. Meticulously researched by Kadar, these stories from the tragedy of the

The Long Ships Passing

Author: Walter Havighurst
Editor: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage
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Ships Of The Great Lakes Cookbook

Author: MCKENNA PK.
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Deckhand

Author: Nelson Haydamacker
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472033255
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The colorful tale of a deckhand's life on Great Lakes ore-boats

Ships In Trouble

Author: Skip Gillham
Editor: St. Catharines, Ont. : Looking Back Press
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A second volume of Ships in Trouble.returncharacterreturncharacterFire, collision, winds, waves and ice, mechanical failure and human error-all can get a ship into trouble. Ships in Trouble 1880-1950 looks back at some of the disasters that have befallen vessels which plied the Great Lakes. It recounts their difficulties on the inland seas as well as the oceans of the World.returncharacterreturncharacterCovering the period of both the World Wars, this volume concentrates mostly on the day-to-day challenges of navigating the confined channels and unpredictable waters of the Great Lakes. Shipping is easier and safer in the twenty-first century than it was in the 1880-1950 era. Then there were more ships, fewer navigation aids and different traffic rules. Today's large and sturdy vessels, with satellite navigation and all the latest electronic equipment are less likely to get into trouble.

Great Lakes Shipwrecks Survivals

Author: William Ratigan
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802870100
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Brief accounts of storms, fires and other disasters that caused shipwrecks on the Great Lakes in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Arrived On This Ship

Author: Hudson Keenan
Editor: Thunder Bay Press (MI)
ISBN: 9781933272306
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Arrived on this Ship is about travel on the Great Lakes one hundred years ago. It is an album of ship postal cards from the first two decades of the twentieth century. More than just an album, author Hudson Keenan has written about historical events, technology of the day, and life styles as each individual card suggests. Ship views are divided by the types of vessels and travel locations on the Lakes. All five Great Lakes are represented with postcards from Canada and the United States. Keenan has included comments on card publishers and a special section on the US Marine Postal Service. Maps of the Great Lakes enable one to locate the general vicinity of each view. Original standard 31⁄2 by 51⁄2 inch postcards from the authors collection were used for the reproductions in this book.