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Great Lakes Passenger Ship Disasters

Author : Wayne Louis Kadar
ISBN : UOM:39015071187036
Genre : Transportation
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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
Category: Transportation

Great Lakes Freighter Tanker Tugboat Disasters

Author : Wayne Louis Kadar
ISBN : UOM:39015071187044
Genre : Transportation
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Presents accounts of twenty-four shipwrecks and accidents that occured on the Great Lakes, from 1898 to 1990.
Category: Transportation

Great Lakes Shipwrecks Survivals

Author : William Ratigan
ISBN : 0802870104
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Great Lakes And Midwest Catalog

Author : Partners Book Distributing
ISBN : UOM:39015071443116
Genre : Booksellers' catalogs
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Great Lakes Pilotage Bill

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, and Navigation
ISBN : LOC:00159544539
Genre : Pilots and pilotage
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Category: Pilots and pilotage

Great Lakes Pilotage Bill

Author : United States. Congress. House. Merchant Marine and Fisheries
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110643470
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ISBN : WISC:89082582396
Genre : Genealogy
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Wrecks And Rescues Of The Great Lakes

Author : James P. Barry
ISBN : UOM:39015071185063
Genre : History
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The waters of the Great Lakes are among the most treacherous in the world. Violent storms churn up waves and unpredictable currents capsize large vessels or cast them onto shoals and rocks where they are battered to pieces. An estimated 10,000 ships have fallen prey to the fury of the Great Lakes during the 150 years of their navigational history. This figure compares to an equal number of disasters which have occurred over the past 300 years around the British Isles. Yet despite the fascinating nature of the topic and the enormity of the problem, there has been an absence of informative published material on this theme. James P. Barry's Wrecks and Rescues of the Great Lakes fills the gap. Shipwrecks on the Great Lakes began almost as soon as there were ships to be wrecked. One of the first vessels built there by the French, the Frontenac, was wrecked in 1679. 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.
Category: History

Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses

Author : Ray Jones
ISBN : UOM:39015071188000
Genre : Great Lakes (North America)
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Sixteen lighthouses were built before the Revolution; hundreds more have been built since, creating the world's most complex system of navigational aid. No other national lighthouse system compares with that of the United States in size and diversity of architecture and engineering.
Category: Great Lakes (North America)

Visions Of Houghton

Author : Wilbert B. Maki
ISBN : UOM:39015071355146
Genre : Houghton (Mich.)
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Category: Houghton (Mich.)

Life And Labor

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ISBN : UOM:39015009015705
Genre : Labor unions
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Category: Labor unions