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Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes: Tales of Courage – and Cowardice

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes - Tales of Courage and Cowardice    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55277-492-2
Pages 136
Language English only
Price $9.95
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Written by Cheryl MacDonald.
Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2010.


We all know that ships have been lost on the oceans but how many of us are aware that over 6,000 ships have gone to a watery grave on Canada's Great Lakes? Cheryl MacDonald's book recounts the most unforgettable disasters on the Great Lakes from the sinking of LaSalle's Frontenac in 1678 to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975.

  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • 1. Early Shipwrecks
  • 2. The Hamilton and the Scourge
  • 3. The Steamer Atlantic
  • 4. The Algoma
  • 5. The Marysburgh Vortex
  • 6. The Marquette and Bessemer No. 2
  • 7. The Great Storm
  • 8. The City of Dresden
  • 9. The Noronic
  • 10. The Edmund Fitzgerald
  • For Further Reading
  • Photo Credits
  • Index
Cheryl MacDonald has been writing on historical topics for nearly 30 years. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Beaver and Maclean's, and she has written a number of books, mostly relating various aspects of southern Ontario history.

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