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Mail by the Pail
     

Mail by the Pail

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by Colin Bergel, Mark Koenig (Illustrator)
 

In the port city of Manistee on the coast of Lake Michigan lives a girl named Mary. Mary's father is a sailor who works on a lake freighter called the Big Laker. The Big Laker delivers iron, stone, and coal to the many cities along the Great Lakes. Mary's father will not be home this year for his birthday and Mary wants to send him a card. But Mary's

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In the port city of Manistee on the coast of Lake Michigan lives a girl named Mary. Mary's father is a sailor who works on a lake freighter called the Big Laker. The Big Laker delivers iron, stone, and coal to the many cities along the Great Lakes. Mary's father will not be home this year for his birthday and Mary wants to send him a card. But Mary's card can't be delivered by a mail carrier like other letters. Her father gets his mail by a pail!
This is a delightful story that illustrates the mail delivery system for Great Lakes freighters. The J. W. Westcott Company operates the mailboat for the U.S. Postal Service marine post office in Detroit —the only mailboat that delivers mail to freighters while they are moving.
The colorful pictures and expressive words in Mail by the Pail will interest young readers as well as anyone living in the states that border the Great Lakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814328903
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Great Lakes Books Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
641,748
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Colin Bergel is a merchant marine deck officer on the Great Lakes and works for the Oglebay Norton Company. When he is not sailing he lives with his family in Manistee, Michigan. This is his first children’s book.

Mark Koenig illustrated Our Michigan Adventure (Hillsdale Publishing, 1999) and has also illustrated a poster for the city of Manistee. He works in the paper industry and lives with his family in Manistee, Michigan.

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Mail by the Pail 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
iteach3 More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me several years ago by a former J.W. Westcott mail boat captain and I have loved it ever since. As a teacher of MI History, this book is a must in my classroom collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding when it came to the pictures..the story had a great plot and explained the story of the boat and its mail history with great detail..