Great Lakes shipwrecks & survivals

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Eerdmans, 1977 - History - 384 pages
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Tragic, memorable, or miraculous, the author here dramatizes the most spectacular shipwrecks and most incredible survivals in the history of the Great Lakes. Re-creating scenes of high courage and screaming panic, Ratigan writes of strange tales, like the captain who went down with his ship rather than let her die alone, and includes the three greatest killer storms in modern times on the freshwater seas -- among them, the squall that caused the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, to which an entire section of the book is dedicated. These are stories destined to be retold by generations of sailors and lovers of the Great Lakes.

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Really great read for anyone interested in the Great Lakes, history, boating (or, like me, all three). Ratigan's style is both flowery and epic -- he quickly had me wanting to say "aarr!" at the end ... Read full review

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User Review  - uh8myzen - Goodreads

Anyone with even a passing interest in nautical life and history should love this book. Read full review


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