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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Dan Egan
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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
Deckhand
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Nelson Haydamacker, Alan D Millar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-25 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Long before popular television shows such as Dirty Jobs and The Deadliest Catch, everyday men and women---the unsung heroes of the job world---toiled in important but mostly anonymous jobs. One of those jobs was deckhand on the ore boats. With numerous photographs and engaging stories, Deckhand offers an insider's view
The Salvager
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Mary Frances Doner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-04 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

First published in 1958, The Salvager is both a narrative history of Great Lakes shipping disasters of 1880–1950 and the life story of Captain Thomas Reid, who operated one of the region’s largest salvaging companies during that era. The treacherous shoals, unpredictable storms, and sub-zero temperatures of the Great Lakes
Wreck Ashore
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Frederick Stonehouse
Categories: Great Lakes (North America)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher:

From the mid-1970's until it transformed into the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915, the U.S. Life-Saving Service was responsible for the safety of the seas. "Despite the danger or difficulty, the lifesavers invariably accomplished the rescue and their deed became legendary". This book details the Great Lakes exploits of this
Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury
Language: en
Pages: 50
Authors: Frederick Stonehouse
Categories: Great Lakes (North America)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1892 - Publisher:

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