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Great Lakes Collisions, Wrecks & Disasters

$16.95
Great Lakes Collisions, Wrecks & Disasters

ISBN: 9781892384478
Condition: New
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Size: 5.5 x 8.5"
Pages: 246
Publisher: Avery Color Studios
Publish Place: Gwinn, MI
Publish Date:

This book describes accidents and disasters which ships of 400-feet in length and larger have been involved. These are some of the largest ships to sail the Great Lakes. It's hard to comprehend the size of a Great Lakes freighter until you see one up close. They are mammoth! Many of the ships, if they stood on end, would be taller than only the largest sky scrapers or the length of 8 to 18 semi trucks stacked end to end. These ships are so large, one questions how they could ever fall victim to the lakes. How could waves made of water break apart a ship made of steel? How could these mammoths of the lakes not avoid each other, yet there have been many collisions? How can a huge Great Lakes freighter run aground when the lakes are so deep and the navigation technology so advanced? Yet it happens. The ships described in this book range from the grounding of the 400-foot "William C. Warren," the collision involving 580-foot "J.P. Morgan," the sinking of the "Carl D. Bradley," and the loss of the 729-foot "Edmund Fitzgerald."

Other books by Wayne Louis Kadar:
Great Lakes Disasters
Great Lakes Disasters
Great Lakes Freighter, Tanker & Tugboat Disasters
Great Lakes Freighter, Tanker & Tugboat Disasters
Great Lakes Passenger Ship Disasters
Great Lakes Passenger Ship Disasters
Strange & Unusual Shipwrecks on The Great Lakes
Strange & Unusual Shipwrecks on The Great Lakes

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