Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes

It was brutally hard , dirty work , but the Great Depression was still upon the land and it was a start . ... Steamship Company , with thirtynine active vessels , had a pressing need for men with 162 Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes.


Author: Dwight Boyer

Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead

ISBN: UOM:39015028278961

Category: Great Lakes (North America)

Page: 248

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Relates twelve true adventures of ships and their crews on the Great Lakes.

The Strange Adventures of a Pebble

Great Lakes, how they were made in the Ice Ages, 34; an Ice Age lake that was greatest of all, 193; tides in the Great Lakes and tides in a teacup, 201; how the glaciers of the Ice Age tipped the Great Lakes up, 253 Great Salt Lake, ...


Author: Hallam Hawksworth

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4066338110848

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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"The Strange Adventures of a Pebble" by Hallam Hawksworth. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Living Great Lakes

... his Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1974), describes a squall that struck Lake Erie on August 10, 1971, with winds up to 100 miles per hour. It was even more short-lived than the two that struck us ...


Author: Jerry Dennis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466882027

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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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

Lighthouses of the Great Lakes

Shipwrecks of the Lakes . Daytona Beach , Fla .: Dana Thomas Bowen , 1952 . Boyer , Dwight . Ships and Men of the Great Lakes . New York : Dodd , Mead & Co. , 1977 . Boyer , Dwight . Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes .


Author: Daniel E. Dempster, Todd R. Berger


ISBN: 1610604377


Page: 168

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The lighthouses of the Great Lakes, for so long guiding ships to safety across the rough waters, still stand as beacons to adventurous travelers. Rich with vintage and contemporary photographs, picturing the lighthouses inside and out, by day and by night, the book takes you into the fascinating history of the structures at Split Rock, Sandusky, Big Sable Point, Old Mackinac Point Light, and Marblehead Light, to name a few. Berger’s stories about keepers and their families, horrific storms, and even encounters with ghosts bring to vivid life the lost world of these historic lighthouses. A thoroughly engaging tour page by page, the book also makes travel to these destinations easy as well as edifying, with maps, directions, and a comprehensive appendix listing all the current lighthouses.

Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes

Relates twelve true adventures of ships and their crews on the Great Lakes.


Author: Dwight Boyer


ISBN: UOM:39015071267846

Category: History

Page: 248

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Relates twelve true adventures of ships and their crews on the Great Lakes.

Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

He turned his personal and professional interest in the history , legends , and folklore of the Great Lakes * into a ... Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes ( 1974 ) , and Ships and Men of the Great Lakes ( 1977 ) , range from the ...


Author: Jill B. Gidmark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301484

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 580

View: 134

The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.

Historic Shipwrecks and Rescues on Lake Michigan

In Wrecks and Rescues of the Great Lakes: A Photographic History. N.p.: Howell-North Books, 1981. Boyer, Dwight. “To Hell with 'Er.” In Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes. N.p.: Freshwater Press Inc., 1974. Gaertner, Eric.


Author: Michael Passwater

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439676400

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Facing the fury and danger of Lake Michigan Ever since French explorers first cast their eyes on Lake Michigan, this huge inland sea has been the scene of thousands of shipwreck rescues and tragedies. As mishaps and disasters proliferated, a dedicated service of lifesavers arose. Braving perilous conditions, these servicemen pulled those aboard the merchant schooner Havanna from certain death. The intrepid St Joseph Lifesavers saved the crew and passengers of the City of Duluth. Sadly, not all rescues ended in heroism, as was the case with the doomed Arab that went down along with two other ships. Author Michael Passwater captures the stories of shipwrecks and the brave men and women that risked their lives against an angry Lake Michigan.

Tin Stackers

Dwight Boyer , Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes ( New York : Dodd , Mead , 1974 ) , 82 . 19. Duluth News - Tribune and Herald , 10 November 1985 . 20. George J. Joachim , Iron Fleet : The Great Lakes in World War II ( Detroit ...


Author: Al Miller

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328326

Category: History

Page: 364

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Tin Stackers tells its story of the role of the U.S. Steel Corporation's largest commercial fleet.

Submerged Cultural Resources Study

1968a Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes . Dodd , Mead , & Co. , New York . 1968b Great Ships of the Great Lakes . Dodd , Mead & Co. , New York . 1971 True Tales of the Great Lakes . Dodd , Mead & Co. , New York . 1974 Strange Adventures of ...


Author: C. Patrick Labadie


ISBN: UCR:31210024860148

Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 232

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Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Papers

1968a Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes . Dodd , Mead , & Co. , New York . 1968b Great Ships of the Great Lakes . Dodd , Mead & Co. , New York . 1971 True Tales of the Great Lakes . Dodd , Mead & Co. , New York . 1974 Strange Adventures of ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105112093740

Category: History


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