Lake Effect: A Deckhand's Journey on the Great Lakes Freighters

Lake Effect: A Deckhand's Journey on the Great Lakes Freighters

by Richard Hill

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A deckhand's coming-of-age story of sailing the Great Lakes steamboats during the social and political turbulence of the early 1970s, "Lake Effect" is a vivid and memorable account, told in an entertaining narrative style, of life aboard the giant ore boats.

In the early 1970s, Rich Hill sailed on four different US Steel freighters as a deckhand and deckwatch. Ten years later, he enrolled in the Great Lakes Maritime Academy as a deck cadet and sailed on the 1000-foot "Columbia Star." This humorous yet poignant memoir follows his voyage of self-discovery.

Come along for the journey!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013476301
Publisher: Gale Force Press
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rich Hill grew up in Sault Ste.Marie in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula. He lives along the southeastern shores of Lake Superior with his wife, two college-age sons and a cocker spaniel named Maxwell. In his free time, he works on his log house, jams with fellow musicians (drums), reads, kayaks, shovels snow, and plays pickup basketball. A member of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA), he is also the author of "Hitchhiking After Dark: Offbeat Stories from a Small Town."

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