A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.
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Sailing the Great Lakes
White Squall is a history of the lakes written by those who knew them best in all weather and all eras from the beginning to the present.
The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton
The field notes of a pioneering folklorist who collected the songs, stories, and cultural history of Great Lakes sailors in the 1930s.
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."
Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes traces the evolution of the Great Lakes shipping industry over the last three centuries.
The Great Lakes in World War II
Iron Fleet focuses on the vital role played by the Great Lakes shipping industry during World War II.
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.
Sailing Through the Sixties
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.
A historically accurate, well-rounded picture of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.
The Story of Maritime Muskegon
The first book to document the maritime history of the port city Muskegon combining historical detail and good storytelling.
Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier
Schooner Passage is a history of some of the magnificent sailing vessels and their role in maritime trade along Lake Michigan.
The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company
Tin Stackers tells its story of the role of the U.S. Steel Corporation’s largest commercial fleet.
A Season Aboard Great Lakes Freighters
A firsthand account of life aboard the ships of the Great Lakes.
Lighthouse of the Upper Great Lakes
The Northern Lights captures the beauty, history, and significance of lighthouses on the Great Lakes, and illuminates the rich maritime history of the region.
A Wheelsman’s Story
Fred Dutton’s fascinating account captures the flavor of working on Great Lakes ships in the early twentieth century.
Yarns and Reminiscences of the Greatest Storm in Inland Navigation
Freshwater Fury is the first comprehensive history of the Great Storm.