THE LONG SHIPS PASSING by Walter Havighurst


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Good of its kind, and virtually the only one of its special kind, this story of the Great Lakes, their ships and men. Exciting and expert narration, from the early knowledge of the waterways from Indian canoe travel, to mackinaw boats, sloops, schooners, to sidewheel steamers, whaleback, bulk and flat freighters and the commercial development they brought about. The towns, the cargoes, the fires, the Indian wars, the Mormons, boat building, promoters and developers of the natural resources, freezes, the famous 1913 storm -- and the characteristics that marked the currents of change and development of fresh water shipping. As background for the vital importance of the Great Lakes in our life today, this should reach a substantial public.

Pub Date: July 7th, 1942
Publisher: Macmillan