Download PDF by Elizabeth B. Sherman: Beyond the Windswept Dunes: The Story of Maritime Michigan

By Elizabeth B. Sherman

ISBN-10: 0814331270

ISBN-13: 9780814331279

past the Windswept Dunes takes the reader right into a international of maritime event because it was once skilled by way of the sailors, passengers, rescue staff, transport magnates, industrialists, and plenty of people whose livelihoods revolved round Michigan’s port urban of Muskegon. At one time the vanguard of westward enlargement, Muskegon used to be a spot the place lumbering and lakers merged and the place rails met decks, a spot positioned halfway alongside the coast of a very good and occasionally stormy inland sea. the following Elizabeth Sherman bargains either a delivery heritage and a portrait of town. The occasions lined diversity from the stopover at by way of the British sloop H.M.S. Felicity in 1779 via Muskegon’s growth years as "Lumber Queen of the World," from the city’s revitalization with the hole of the St. Lawrence Seaway to its fresh institution of a floating museum advanced for ancient naval vessels.

The book’s concentration is at the ships themselves—such because the Lyman M. Davis, Salvor, road sixteen, and Milwaukee Clipper—vessels that have been noteworthy for being the 1st in their type or for his or her attractiveness, strange and unique careers, or tragic losses. a couple of ships have been misplaced in Lake Michigan close to Muskegon Harbor, and the tales of a few of the main outstanding wrecks and rescue missions look during this publication, together with the psychic intervention that led the William Nelson to the intriguing rescue of the staff aboard the sinking Our Son. The ebook bargains many first-hand statements of shipwreck survivors and different witnesses, lending an genuine voice to the accounts.

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