LAKE ERIE by Harlan Hatcher


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An addition to the American Lake series, by the author of The Great Lakes (Oxford) He reviews a flotilla of history in the place Lake Erie holds in our country's career. Following a chronological order of geology, discovery, early observers, ships, men, forts, settlements, wars and immigration, this branches off into the development, via canals and river systems, the one laught of the travelers, of the expansion of shipping and ship-building, the topography of and the dangers of sailing, storms and other hazards; the personalities of the cities, -- Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo; the grain elevators and the men who made them possible; what the Underground and the Civil War meant to this region; the character of the islands; the wineries, ports, the fishing, coal, iron the looks, the fleets, the new types of functional freighters, the outstanding contrasts of the American and Canadian shoren; the pre-eminent men and their unique contributions...Freshwater free-lancing that adds its quota to regional and national literature.

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill