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Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company

C. Roger Pellett

A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.

Printed Paper Cased
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814344767
eBOOK
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814344774

The Lake Michigan Mermaid

A Tale in Poems

Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen
Illustrated by Meridith Ridl

A modern-day fairy-tale told in conversation between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342206
eBOOK
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342213

Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes traces the evolution of the Great Lakes shipping industry over the last three centuries.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343340
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814338353

Queen of the Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

Queen of the Lakes, perfect for coffee tables, lakefront cabins, and boat lovers' bookshelves, tells the story of each of the ships that has been honored with the title "Queen of the Great Lakes."

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343364
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343371

Brewed in Michigan

The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State

William Rapai

A celebration of Michigan craft beer.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342107
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342114

Harborless

Poems by Cindy Hunter Morgan

Poetry that recounts Great Lakes shipwrecks through imagination and history.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9780814342428
eBOOK
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9780814342435
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Great Lakes Island Escapes

Ferries and Bridges to Adventure

Maureen Dunphy

A comprehensive travelogue and guidebook exploring island adventures on many of the 135 islands accessible by ferry or bridge in the Great Lakes Basin.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340400
eBOOK
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9780814340417
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Lake Invaders

Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes

William Rapai

An examination of the ecological damage that has been done by several invasive species in the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341247
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814341254
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Little Traverse Bay, Past and Present

Michael R. Federspiel
With contemporary photographs by Rebecca Zeiss

Uses historic and contemporary images to trace the region’s evolution to a modern-day tourist destination.

Hardback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338193
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338209

Geology and Landscape of Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Vicinity

William L. Blewett

A fully illustrated field guide to the geology and scenery of northern Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and vicinity.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334416
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336168
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A Picturesque Situation

Mackinac before Photography, 1615-1860

Brian Leigh Dunnigan

From the author of the award-winning Frontier Metropolis, a comprehensive visual history of the straits of Mackinac in pre-photographic images.

Hardback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332146

Learning to Cook in 1898

A Chicago Culinary Memoir

Ellen F. Steinberg
Recipe adaptations by Eleanor Hudera Hanson

Based on the pocket notebook and handwritten recipes of Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein, a young Chicago housewife from the turn of the twentieth century, Learning to Cook in 1898 is a glimpse into American culinary history.

Paperback
Published: July 2007
ISBN: 9780814333648
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A Pocketful of Passage

Loraine Campbell

A fictionalized account of the life of a lighthouse keeper’s daughter and her family on the Great Lakes in the 1940s, written for young readers ages 8 and up.

Paperback
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814333419
eBOOK
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814335550
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Eight Steamboats

Sailing Through the Sixties

Patrick Livingston
Foreword by Neal Shine

Recounting his sailing and land roving expeditions during the tumultuous 1960s, Patrick Livingston presents a series of tales centered on ships of the Great Lakes and the men who sail them.

Paperback
Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780814331750

Graveyard of the Lakes

Mark L. Thompson

A historically accurate, well-rounded picture of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814332269
eBOOK
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814339411

Honoring Our Detroit River

Caring for Our Home

Edited by John H. Hartig
Preface by Congressman John D. Dingell

A close look at the history of Detroit's distinguished waterway that also documents the Detroit River's ecosystem problems and explains how it can be further protected and remain one of the world's great rivers.

Paperback
Published: September 2003
ISBN: 9780877370444

Great Lakes Journey

A New Look at America's Freshwater Coast

William Ashworth

A detailed picture of the status of the Great Lakes at the end of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814328378
eBOOK
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814339992

Beyond the Windswept Dunes

The Story of Maritime Muskegon

Elizabeth B. Sherman

The first book to document the maritime history of the port city Muskegon combining historical detail and good storytelling.

Paperback
Published: June 2003
ISBN: 9780814331279
eBOOK
Published: June 2003
ISBN: 9780814340011
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Windjammers

Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors

Ivan H. Walton
Joe Grimm

A collection of stories, lyrics, music and folklore centered on the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814329979

Wildflowers of the Western Great Lakes Region

James R. Wells, Frederick W. Case Jr., & T. Lawrence Mellichamp

Study of more than 270 wildflower species to be found in the states surrounding the western Great Lakes as well as southern Ontario.

Hardback
Published: November 2001
ISBN: 9780877370420

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