Ships of the St. Clair River

Ships of the St. Clair River

by Raymond A. Bawal Jr.


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Connecting Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River has seen a number of interesting ships make passage. In this volume twenty current Great Lakes vessels are described with detailed histories. This includes prior ownerships, name changes, and incidents in which theses vessels have been involved. This collection is meant to provide a cross section of ships in operation on the Great Lakes. Vessel types include straight deck bulk carriers, self-unloaders, cement carriers, and tankers. Vessel sizes range from the 324 foot YANKCANUCK to the 1,013 foot PAUL R. TREGURTHA. This volume contains numerous photographs showing these ships in both their previous operations, along with depictions current as of the 2008 shipping season. Over 200 vessel names are indexed within the text. Book is 107 pages long, softcover in 8 1/2 X 11 1/2 format. Contains 140 never before published photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981815718
Publisher: Inland Expressions
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 782,889
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Raymond A. Bawal, Jr. was born in 1968 at Nuremburg, West Germany and as a young child he traveled the world because his Father was in the Army. In 1978 his family settled in Saint Clair County, Michigan when his father left the Army. Because of his experiences abroad as a young boy he became fascinated by the history around him and so he decided to take his love to the next level and write his first book, Ships of the St. Clair River, in 2008. In 2009 he completed his second book, Twilight of the Great Lakes Steamers, the sister publication to Ships of the St. Clair River. Mr. Bawal, Jr. currently lives in Macomb County Michigan.

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