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The living Great Lakes : searching for the heart of the inland seas

Author: Jerry Dennis
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author provides an account of his experiences as a crew member on a tall-masted schooner during a six-week voyage through the Great Lakes, and discusses his other explorations of the lakes, looking at their history, geology, and environmental disaster and rescue.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jerry Dennis; Jerry Dennis; Jerry Dennis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Dennis
ISBN: 0312251939 9780312251932
OCLC Number: 50684561
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: viii, 296 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Lake Michigan (Size matters --
A child's view of Lake Michigan --
What Tocqueville missed --
The beach at Good Harbor --
A view of Superior) --
Lake Michigan (A meeting on the Malabar --
The history of a concrete boat --
A providential Seiche --
We begin our voyage) --
Lake Michigan (Ancient oceans --
How the lakes were formed --
First people --
Hemingway country --
The King of Beaver Island --
We reach the top of the horseshoe) --
Lake Michigan (The Chicago Lakefront --
Racing to Mackinac --
Dunes and sand mining --
Across the finish line) --
The Straits of Mackinac (Mighty Mac --
The crossroads of the Lakes --
Wind and ice --
A brief history of the Straits). Lake Superior (Remembering Superior --
Canoeing along the North Shore --
A brief history of the Voyageurs --
Is the water for sale? --
Stormbound --
Lessons in bushwhacking --
A Requiem) --
Lake Superior (The gales of November --
The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald --
A survivor's story) --
Lake Huron (Down Huron--
We raise sail for the first time --
Matt and his knots --
Blue domers --
Georgian Bay and rumors of wilderness --
Timber and fire --
An Orangutan in Sumatra) --
St. Claire River/Detroit River (Low water in the Lakes --
To the St. Clair --
Freighters and lake carriers --
Run aground --
La Salle and the Griffin --
We dock in Detroit) --
Detroit River/Lake Erie (Downriver Detroit --
On to Erie --
A visit to Walleye World --
Invasion of the Zebra Mussels and other environmental matters --
A little storm on Skeerie-Erie). Lake Erie (Downwind on Erie --
The beachcomber of Long Point --
The Welland Canal and the invasion of the Sea Lamprey --
Salmon come to the Lakes) --
Lake Michigan (Lake squall, 1967) --
Lake Ontario (A liberty ship in Welland --
On to Ontario --
High water in Oswego --
A tour of a lake carrier --
Oil spills and gas fires --
Stepping the masts) --
Erie Canal/Hudson River (The Erie Canal and the American dream --
We run aground again --
Raising the sticks in Albany --
Down the Hudson at night --
A Manhattan morning --
Hell gate to the Sound) --
The Atlantic (Long Island Sound --
New crew in New Haven --
A storm on the Sound --
On to Maine) --
Lake Michigan (Home again --
Taking issue --
Reflections on the future of the Great Lakes --
Swimming the wreck).
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The author provides an account of his experiences as a crew member on a tall-masted schooner during a six-week voyage through the Great Lakes, and discusses his other explorations of the lakes, looking at their history, geology, and environmental disaster and rescue.

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“The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas” is a memoir written by Jerry Dennis. Although this nonfiction work is a memoir, it does contain a significant amount of history and scientific knowledge about the Great Lakes. The work follows Dennis as he travels...
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