Shipwrecks and Lost Treasures Great Lakes

From the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, the last major freighter lost on the lakes, to the Le Griffin, the ill-fated liner that mysteriously disappeared during a ruthless storm, author Michael J. Varhola spins these tales with heart-pounding drama.

Shipwrecks and Lost Treasures  Great Lakes

Shipwrecks and Lost Treasures Great Lakes

Presents twenty-one compelling stories about ships that met their end in the treacherous waters of the Great Lakes, including the sinking of the British gunboat H.M.S. Speedy in 1804, the Navy brig U.S.S. Niagara in 1820, the Civil War steamer Island Queen in 1864, and the tanker Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975. Original.

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Shipwrecks and Lost Treasures, Great Lakes
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Michael J. Varhola, Paul G. Hoffman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-01 - Publisher: Globe Pequot

Presents twenty-one compelling stories about ships that met their end in the treacherous waters of the Great Lakes, including the sinking of the British gunboat H.M.S. Speedy in 1804, the Navy brig U.S.S. Niagara in 1820, the Civil War steamer Island Queen in 1864, and the tanker Edmund Fitzgerald in
Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Anna Lardinois
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Submerged stories from the inland seas The newest addition to Globe Pequot’s Shipwrecks series covers the sensational wrecks and maritime disasters from each of the five Great Lakes. It is estimated that over 30,000 sailors have lost their lives in Great Lakes wrecks. For many, these icy, inland seas have
Disaster on Lake Erie
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Alvin F. Oickle
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-13 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

On August 9, 1841, the steamship Erie, one of the most elegant and fastest sailing between Buffalo and Chicago, departed carrying 340 passengers. Many were Swiss and German immigrants, planning to start new lives in America's heartland most never made it. The Erie erupted in flames during the night, and
The Heroic Age of Diving
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Jerry Kuntz
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-09 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America. Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America’s Industrial Revolution turned their attention to undersea technology. Inventors developed practical hard-helmet diving suits, as well as new designs of submarines, diving bells, floating cranes,
Ghosthunting Maryland
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Michael J. Varhola, Michael H. Varhola
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-01 - Publisher: Clerisy Press

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