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Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships

Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships

ISBN: 978-0-472-03366-9
Condition: New
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publish Place: Ann Arbor, MI
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Brings the maritime history of the Great Lakes to life, using the tragic story of the schooner Rouse Simmons as a window into the robust but oft-forgotten communities that thrived along Lake Michigan from the Civil War to World War I. Memorialized in songs, poems, fiction, and even a musical, the famous ship that went down in a Thanksgiving storm while delivering trees to Chicago has been long shrouded in myth and legend. As a result, the larger story of the captain, crew, and affected communities has often been overlooked. Fred Neuschel delves into this everyday life of camaraderie, drudgery, ambition, and adventure - with tales of the Midwest's burgeoning immigrant groups and rapid industrialization - to reconstruct a story that is even more fascinating than the celebrated legends.

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