×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Many a Midnight Ship: True Stories of Great Lakes Shipwrecks
     

Many a Midnight Ship: True Stories of Great Lakes Shipwrecks

by Mark Bourrie
 

Many a Midnight Ship brings to life the powerful history of the greatest northern waterway of the North American continent.

These fourteen stories illustrate the majesty of the Great Lakes and the tragedy bestowed upon its waters. From the "coffin" ship Atlantic, which foundered in 1852 along with some 300 lives, and which salvagers say still has

Overview

Many a Midnight Ship brings to life the powerful history of the greatest northern waterway of the North American continent.

These fourteen stories illustrate the majesty of the Great Lakes and the tragedy bestowed upon its waters. From the "coffin" ship Atlantic, which foundered in 1852 along with some 300 lives, and which salvagers say still has millions of dollars of gold on board, to the burning of the Erie and some 250 Dutch immigrants, to the violent storm that tore the Algoma apart off Isle Royale, where crew and passengers clamored for their lives only twenty yards form shore as treacherous currents prevented most of them from reaching land.

These stories recount not only the calamities the Great Lakes have seen, but the remarkable acts of heroism, courage, and survival that have arisen when humans defy nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472031368
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
04/19/2005
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.78(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews