Download e-book for kindle: Great Ships on the Great Lakes: A Maritime History by Cathy Green,Jefferson J Gray,Bobbie Malone

By Cathy Green,Jefferson J Gray,Bobbie Malone

ISBN-10: 087020582X

ISBN-13: 9780870205828

In this hugely available background of ships and delivery at the nice Lakes, top common readers are taken on a rip-roaring trip throughout the waterways of the higher Midwest.

Great Ships at the nice Lakes explores the background of the region’s rivers, lakes, and inland seas—and the folk and ships who navigated them. learn alongside because the first peoples paddle tributaries in birch bark canoes. stick with as eu voyageurs pilot rivers and lakes to get beaver pelts again to the jap industry. Watch as settlers construct cities and finally towns at the seashores of the nice Lakes. hearken to the tales of sailors, lighthouse keepers, and transport brokers whose livelihoods trusted the damaging waters of Lake Michigan, better, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. supply an ear to their tales of unforeseen tragedy and mind-blowing rescue, and heed their stories of possibility and present at the low seas.

Great Ships additionally tells the tale of sea battles and gunships, of the 1st vessels to go back and forth past the Niagara, and of the treacherous storms and chilly climate that brought on millions of ships to sink within the nice Lakes. Watch as underwater archaeologists resolve the mysteries of significant Lakes shipwrecks at the present time. And learn the way the shift from sail to steam endlessly replaced the historical past of delivery, as schooners made manner for steamships and bulk freighters, and crusing grew to become a sport, no longer a damaging method of life.

Designed for the higher easy school room with emphasis on Michigan and Wisconsin, nice Ships at the nice Lakes incorporates a timeline of occasions, on-page vocabulary, and a listing of assets and locations to go to. Over 20 maps spotlight the region’s maritime heritage. The accompanying Teacher’s advisor contains 18 school room actions, prepared by means of bankruptcy, together with classes on exploring shipwrecks and studying how glaciers moved around the landscape.

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