The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes (Google eBook)

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Chicago Review Press, Feb 1, 2008 - History - 352 pages
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Chronicling the author's 10,000-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour, this travel memoir seeks to answer a burning question: Is there a Great Lakes culture, and if so, what is it? Largely associated with the Midwest, the Great Lakes region actually has a culture that transcends the border between the United States and Canada. United by a love of encased meats, hockey, beer, snowmobiling, deer hunting, and classic-rock power ballads, the folks in Detroit have more in common with citizens in Windsor, Ontario, than those in Wichita, Kansas--while Toronto residents have more in common with Chicagoans than Montreal's population. Much more than a typical armchair travel book, this humorous cultural exploration is filled with quirky people and unusual places that prove the obscure is far more interesting than the well known.
  

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Review: The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes

User Review  - Matt Harrington - Goodreads

Not nearly as good as Bryson or Tony Hawks. Pretty dull. Read full review

Review: The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes

User Review  - Ken Hasner - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book,it was a like a slice of American pie that many of us on either coast would never get to experience. The Great Lakes region is essentially a land mass surrounded by ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Ted McClelland is the author of "Horseplayers: Life at the Track," a senior editor at "Lake" magazine, and a writer who has contributed to "Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune," Salon.com, Slate.com, and "Utne Reader.

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