Lake Michigan Passenger Steamers

Lake Michigan Passenger Steamers

by George Hilton
     
 


This is the definitive account of the rise, fall, and extinction of steam passenger transportation on Lake Michigan from its origin in the late 1840s to the demise of the last steamers in 1970.See more details below

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This is the definitive account of the rise, fall, and extinction of steam passenger transportation on Lake Michigan from its origin in the late 1840s to the demise of the last steamers in 1970.

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"Presenting a wealth of new material that is the result of monumental research, this book deals with a significant part of American social and economic history not previously available. An encyclopedic archive for future researchers, it will be an essential source for maritime historians and for local historians of the towns in Michigan and Wisconsin served by the vessels."—Edwin F. Dunbaugh, Hofstra University

"This book is nicely produced by Stanford University Press, with good paper, sturdy binding and clear, easy to read type. . . . This is a scholarly book, reflecting countless hours of research, careful compilation and writing. The text, in tone and content, is thoughtful and serious, reflecting the author's career in economics as well as his lifetime fascination with these steamships. It is an insightful book that goes far beyond simple description and presernts an understanding of the rise and fall of the passenger steamers. For anyone with an interest in passenger steamers in general or in transportation around the Great Lakes and the major cities including Chicago and Milwaukee, this book is essential reading. This is an excellent book and an outstanding reference."—Railroad Model Craftsmen

"...the author has achieved his intention "to provide antiquarian scholarship on the ships." He is to be congratulated on producing one of the most scholarly and useful books published on this aspect of Great Lakes shipping history."—Steamboat Bill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804742405
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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