This glorious coffeetable book tells the story of the giant ships that traverse The Great Lakes and the amazing men that sail on them. The book shows these enormous cargo ships in big, rich color photographs and show not just majestic images of lumbering behemoths, but also the men and machines that make them go. Author Greg MacDonnell uses the 23 page introduction to tell the history of these ships from the dawn of the Industrial Age to today through the story of one ship in particular. Massive and overwhelming, its amazing how beautiful MacDonnel makes these ships appear.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our March, 2008 issue.
See our reviews of other works by Greg McDonnell that you might enjoy:
Lake Boats: The Enduring Vessels of the Great Lakes
by Greg McDonnell
Boston Mills Press
Growing up in Minnesota, you have an affinity for The Great Lakes as one of them, Lake Superior, not only connects our state to the Atlantic Ocean, it is a frequent topic in school for its role in shipping iron ore from The Mesabi Range in northern Minnesota to the steel mills in Ohio and Pennsylvania…[more]
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