Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes

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The Great Lakes shipping industry can trace its lineage to 1679 with the launching on Lake Erie of the Griffon, a sixty-foot galley weighing nearly fifty tons. Built by LaSalle, a French explorer who had been commissioned to search for a passage through North America to China, it was the first sailing ship to operate on the upper lakes, signaling the dawn of the Great Lakes shipping industry that we know today. Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes is the most thorough and factual study of the Great Lakes ...
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Overview

The Great Lakes shipping industry can trace its lineage to 1679 with the launching on Lake Erie of the Griffon, a sixty-foot galley weighing nearly fifty tons. Built by LaSalle, a French explorer who had been commissioned to search for a passage through North America to China, it was the first sailing ship to operate on the upper lakes, signaling the dawn of the Great Lakes shipping industry that we know today. Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes is the most thorough and factual study of the Great Lakes shipping industry written this century. Author Mark L. Thompson tells the fascinating story of the world's most efficient bulk transportation system, describing the Great Lakes freighters, the cargoes of the great ships, and the men and women who have served as crew. He documents the dramatic changes that have taken place in the industry and looks at the critical role that Great Lakes shipping plays in the economic well-being of the U.S. and Canada, despite the fact that the size of the fleet and the amount of cargo carried have declined dramatically in recent years. Spanning more than three centuries, from LaSalle's voyage in 1679, through 1975 with the mysterious sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, to life aboard today's thousand-foot behemoths, this important volume documents the evolution of the industry through its "Golden Age" at the end of the nineteenth century to the present, with a downsized U.S. fleet that numbers fewer than seventy vessels.
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Definitions and theories of stereotypes and their ramifications, traditionally dictated by the times, are presently taking on a decidedly cognitive emphasis. Representing this trend in social psychological thought, contributors offer a diversity of perspectives implementing the social cognitive approach. Chapters deal with the formation process of stereotypes and prejudice, their structure and meaning, and various processes leading to their change. Spanning more than three centuries, from LaSalle's voyage in 1679 to life aboard the thousand-footers that ply the lakes today, this volume traces the evolution of the industry through the end of the 19th century, when more than 3,000 commercial ships carried passengers and cargo on the lakes, to today's downsized US fleet that numbers fewer than 70 vessels. With 97 b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814323595
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1991
  • Series: Great Lakes Bks.
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
1 Blue Highways, Red Rivers, Long Ships, and Iron Men 11
2 Birth of the Great Lakes Steamboat, 1869-1919 30
3 The "Super Steamboats," 1919-1969 55
4 Today's Freighters: "Six Decks of Ugly" 78
5 From Iron Men to Microcomputers 99
6 Ports and Cargoes: Moving Mountains 124
7 Shipwrecks: The Past Is Prologue 145
8 Support Services: Bum Boats, Mailboats, and Icebreakers 172
9 A Guide for Boatwatchers and Armchair Captains 197
Epilogue: Sailing Uncharted Waters 209
Appendix: Directory of U.S. Great Lakes Fleets and Ships 220
Bibliography 223
Index 226
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