Great Lakes Shipwrecks & Survivals

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 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

Inhalt

Black Friday
218
Dead Reckoning by Modern Disasters
224
Hail Erie and Farewell
226
DOOMED ON LAKE SUPERIOR
235
Pretty Tall Water Here
237
Look Out Below
239
Down With Their Boots On
243
Solitary Survivals and One Exception
250

Flying Dutchmen on Lake Michigan
36
GoodBye Lady Elgin
43
No Miracled Phoenix
49
Sit Down Youre Rocking the Boat
60
Skinny Dips and Sunken Treasures
68
LOST OFF LAKE HURONS SHORE
91
Summertime and the Living
93
Ghosts in Georgian Bay
95
Wonders of the Deep
98
Hurons Story of Two Survivors
102
ShiptoShore Spirit
108
Death at the Wheel
114
Strike It Rich Below
117
November 7 to 12 1913
123
Huron Rescues and Flying Dutchmen
136
GONE WITH LAKE ERIE WINDS
165
Lake Erie Takes a Bow
167
Real Battle of Lake Erie
170
Over the Falls
177
Smoke on the Water
182
Explosion and Fire
186
Death and Treasure
193
Charting Courses by Shipwrecks
201
Introducing Herself in Person
205
Collision in the Fog
211
Messages in Bottles
215
Wild Cliffs and Frozen Beaches
257
Navigating Under Northern Lights
261
Sailed Away on Superior
269
November 1905
273
SUNSET FIRES ON LAKE ONTARIO
281
The ShirttailCousin Lake
283
Middle of the Rainbow
287
Wonders of the Deep
292
Red Skies and Glowing Water
303
THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD
313
Queen of the Inland Seas
315
Last Trip of the Season
317
A Day Like the BRADLEY Went Down
319
Brink of Eternity
322
Desperate Search for Survivors
327
No Winter Layover
329
Nothing Is Ever Sure
331
In the Wake of the Wreck
337
Theories About the FITZGERALD Shipwreck
340
Board of Inquiry
344
Farewell EDMUND FITZERGALD
345
The Long Ships Growing Longer
347
Full Calendar Navigation
352
INDEX
378
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Seite 5 - O wha is this has don this deid, This ill deid don to me, To send me out this time o' the yeir, To sail upon the se!
Seite 5 - To send me out this time o' the yeir, To sail upon the se ! " Mak hast, mak haste, my mirry men all, Our guid schip sails the morne :" " O say na sae, my master deir, For I feir a deadlie storme. " Late late yestreen I saw the new moone, Wi...
Seite 13 - State, the steamer, and the beech canoe ; they are swept by Borean and dismasting blasts as direful as any that lash the salted wave ; they know what shipwrecks are, for out of sight of land, however inland, they have drowned full many a midnight ship with all its shrieking crew.

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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