Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes, A History of Passenger Steamships on the Inland Seas
Revisiting the Great Lakes of the 19th century, this narrative history glorifies the palatial, steam-powered ships that moved passengers between the great industrial ports of North America. The ships themselves evoke a lost era of adventure, wealth and tragedy.
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
With a potent mixture of reportage and biography, this popular history features some of the best coverage of the Great Lakes recently published. Egan not only stresses the global importance of the lakes, but also puts a human face on their current challenges.
The Long Ships Passing, The Story of the Great Lakes
A vivid popular history of the Great Lakes, rich in anecdote, incident and drama. Havighurst recounts the early days of ships and shipping on the Great Lakes from the time of the early French voyageurs through the industrialization of the region at the turn of the century.
Great Lakes Birds
This fold-out reference illustrates almost 150 species in the Great Lakes region. Laminated and pocket-sized, it's a handy item to take along in the field.
Pandora's Locks, The Opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway
This detailed history of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which opened in 1959, focuses on the engineering feat's often devastating environmental effects.
Shining Big Sea Water, The Story of Lake Superior
A swift, illuminating history of Lake Superior, from its geological birth and native inhabitants to early explorers and industries, developers, cities and future challenges.
Lake Superior Flavors, A Field Guide to Food and Drink Along the Circle Tour
In this review of Lake Superior cuisine, the authors focus on local artisans and important dishes from the four regions they visit: Minnesota’s North Shore, Ontario, Michigan and Wisconsin.
From historical richness to unparalleled natural beauty, Michigan s Mackinac Island is the crown jewel of the Great Lakes, unique in America. Native American visitors preceded French explorers and missionaries of the 17th century. Forts were established and battles fought between American and British soldiers. Commerce, including fur trading and fishing, later surpassed military importance, in turn yielding to the tourism industry that has dominated the past 150 years. Includes black-and-white photos.
Masters of Empire, Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America
In his well-received history, McDonnell explores the Great Lakes region from the perspective of the Anishinaabeg tribe that controlled Mackinac Island, an essential hub between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. His study discusses rivalries, trade networks, kinship and the effects of the American Revolution.
Shipwrecks and Lost Treasure Great Lakes, Legends and Lore, Pirates and More!
Frederick Stonehouse provides the historical forward to these 21 riveting tales of ships that met their end in the treacherous waters of the Great Lakes, including the sinking of Civil War steamer Island Queen in 1864 and the tanker Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975.
Great Lakes Wildlife
This laminated fold-out card illustrates almost 150 animals in the Great Lakes region.
Perimeter, A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan
An insightful series from photographer Kevin Miyazaki’s 1,800-mile journey around Lake Michigan. The work gives much to peruse and ponder from faces and outfits to tools and toys, but mostly the lake itself.
Northeast to Great Lakes Map
This handy laminated regional map includes more detailed inset maps of New York, Boston and Washington D.C.
The Living Great Lakes
Jerry Dennis, known for his writing on fly-fishing and canoeing, interweaves observation, anecdote and history in this tale of the lakes and his month-long voyage aboard the schooner Malabar.
Mackinac Island, Inside, Up Close, and Personal
This entertaining account of Mackinac Island is equal parts memoir and history as Cawthorne sets his experiences (as a carriage driver, chamber of commerce manager, state legislator, restaurateur and attorney) within the island’s last 50 years.
A Wilderness Station: Selected Stories, 1968-1994
This powerful collection of 28 works of short fiction was penned by one of Canada's best writers. The emotional, evocative tales are set throughout Canada and exhibit the depth and range of the Nobel Prize-winning author.