Many A Midnight Ship: True Stories Of Great Lake Shipwrecks

byMark Bourrie

Paperback | April 30, 2005

Many A Midnight Ship: True Stories Of Great Lake Shipwrecks by Mark Bourrie
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Many a Midnight Ship brings to life the powerful history of the greatest northern waterway of the North American continent.

These fourteen stories illustrate the majesty of the Great Lakes and the tragedy bestowed upon its waters. From the "coffin" ship Atlantic, which foundered in 1852 along with some 300 lives, and which salvagers say still has millions of dollars of gold on board, to the burning of the Erie and some 250 Dutch immigrants, to the violent storm that tore the Algoma apart off Isle Royale, where crew and passengers clamored for their lives only twenty yards form shore as treacherous currents prevented most of them from reaching land.

These stories recount not only the calamities the Great Lakes have seen, but the remarkable acts of heroism, courage, and survival that have arisen when humans defy nature.

Title:Many A Midnight Ship: True Stories Of Great Lake ShipwrecksFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:278 pages, 9.16 X 6.3 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:278 pages, 9.16 X 6.3 X 0.8 inPublished:April 30, 2005Publisher:University Of Michigan PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0472031368

ISBN - 13:9780472031368

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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