Great Lakes Shipwrecks & Survivals

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Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1977 - 384 Seiten
Book 1. Lost in Lake Michigan -- 1. Full many a midnight ship -- 2. Stage setting for sudden death -- 3. Letters of doom -- 4. Headed for the bottom -- 5. Broken in half -- 6. Night watch and sea hunt -- 7. Story of two survivors -- 8. Last words -- 9. Flying Dutchmen on Lake Michigan -- 10. Good-bye Lady Elgin -- 11. No miracled phoenix -- 12. Sit down, you're rocking the boat -- 13. Skinny dips and sunken treasures -- Book 2. Lost off Lake Huron's shore -- 1. Summertime and the living -- 2. Ghosts in Georgian Bay -- 3. Wonders of the deep -- 4. Huron's story of two survivors -- 5. Ship-to-shore spirit -- 6. Death at the wheel -- 7. Strike it rich below -- 8. November 7 to 12, 1913 -- 9. Huron rescues and Flying Dutchmen -- Book 3. Gone with the Erie winds -- 1. Lake Erie takes a bow -- 2. Real battle of Lake Erie -- 3. Over the falls -- 4. Smoke on the water -- 5. Explosion and fire -- 6. Death and treasure -- 7. Charting courses by shipwrecks -- 8. Introducing herself in person -- 9. Collision in the fog -- 10. Messages in bottles -- 11. Black Friday -- 12. Dead reckoning by modern disasters -- 13. Hail, Erie, and farewell -- Book 4. Doomed on Lake Superior -- 1. Pretty tall water here -- 2. Look out below! -- 3. Down with their boots on -- 4. Solitary survivals and one exception -- 5. Wild cliffs and frozen beaches -- 6. Navigating under northern lights -- 7. Sailed away on Superior -- 8. November, 1905 -- Book 5. Sunset fires on Lake Ontario -- 1. The shirttail-cousin lake -- 2. Middle of the rainbow -- 4. [sic] Wonders of the deep -- 4. Red skies and glowing water -- Book 6. The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald -- 1. Queen of the Inland Seas -- 2. Last trip of the season -- 3. A day like the Bradley went down -- 4. Brink of eternity -- 5. Desperate search for survivors -- 6. No winter layover -- 7. Nothing is ever sure -- 8. In the wake of the wreck -- 9. Theories about the Fitzgerald shipwreck -- 10. Boad of Inquiry -- 11. Farewell, Edmund Fitzgerald -- The long ships growing longer -- "Operation Taconite" : full calendar navigation -- Index.

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Some great stories, and the author does a great job of taking you back to another time on the lakes, but the book gets pretty repetitive after awhile, and in places seems to be just a very long list of wrecks. Not sure it's a fault of the style or just the subject matter. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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LOST IN LAKE MICHIGAN
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Full Many a Midnight Ship
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Über den Autor (1977)

(1910 1984) Six generations of William Ratigan's family have lived in Michigan, a fact that has inspired his novels and biographies of the Great Lakes region. His father went on the Lakes at age twelve and worked up to steamboat engineer, with fresh- and salt-water licenses. The author himself once acted as dockmaster for a season at his home port of Charlevoix.

Formerly a NBC network news director and supervisor of war correspondents in the PTO, he covered the Bradley shipwreck for the mass media and was consultant to the Smithsonian Institution on technical development of Great Lakes craft. In connection with his NBC network newsroom services, he carried a card as journalism instructor for UCLA. He was proud of having quarterbacked and captained the University of Chattanooga's all-Dixie Conference football team and of being an adopted chief of the Ottawa tribe, with the name of Opwa-nan iia Kanotong, Interpreter of Dreams.

In 1954 William Ratigan founded an internationally known private press, complete with pressmark -- the Dockside. On occasion he had been a university lecturer, and a number of his manuscripts and personal papers reside in the archives of the Michigan Historical Library at the University of Michigan.

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