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    • Queen of the Lakes (Great Lakes Books Series)

    • By: Mark L. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book is an account of ships that have borne the name Queen of the Lakes, an honorary title indicating that, at the time of its launching, a ship is the longest on the Great Lakes. In one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the maritime history of the lakes, Mark Thompson presents a vignette of each of the dozens of ships that have held the title, chronicling the dates the ship sailed, its dimensions, the derivation of its name, its role in the economic development of the region, and its sailing history.

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    • QUEEN OF THE GREAT LAKES

    • By Prairie Beauty on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Graveyard of the Lakes

    • Great Lakes Books Series
    • By: Mark L. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Scott MacDonald
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Graveyard of the Lakes, Thompson suggests that most of the accidents and deaths on the lakes have been the result of human error, ranging from simple mistakes to gross incompetence. In addition to his compelling analysis of the causes of shipwrecks, Thompson includes factual accounts of more than 100 wrecks. Graveyard of the Lakes will forever change the listener's perspective on shipwrecks.

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    • Graveyard of the Lakes

    • By Anonymous User on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes

    • Great Lakes Books Series
    • By: Mark L. Thompson
    • Narrated by: Gary L. Willprecht
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Great Lakes shipping industry can trace its lineage to 1679 with the launching on Lake Erie of the Griffon, a 60-foot galley weighing nearly 50 tons. Built by LaSalle, a French explorer who had been commissioned to search for a passage through North America to China, it was the first sailing ship to operate on the upper lakes, signaling the dawn of the Great Lakes shipping industry as we know it today. Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes is the most thorough and factual study of the Great Lakes shipping industry written this century.

    Regular price: $24.95