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Author Name:    MacDONALD, Robert; Frew, David FREW, David

Title:   Home Port Erie : Voices of Silent Images First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Erie County Historical Society, Erie, PA, 1996, ISBN:0969842775 

Seller ID:   109968

MacDONALD, Robert and David FREW. Home Port Erie : Voices of Silent Images.Erie, Pennsylvania : Erie County Historical Society, 1996 First Printing. Pp (5),vi-xvii,(1),[1]-318. Illustrated throughout. Large oblong 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to front and spine. With photo end-papers A well illustrated anecdotal account of life along the shore of Lake Superior; produced as a companion to a documentary film of the same name. "Erie is, and always has been, a port town. Its central Lake Erie location, canal linkage to Pittsburgh, and natural harbor made it an important city in the development of North America. Home Port Erie celebrates the stories of the town's development in words and photographic images. It chronicles the growth of theearly 19th Century military fleets, and narrates the regional history of s hipping. shipbuilding, and commercial fishing. It tells stories of Erie's people, ships, maritime companies, and harborfront. its images remind us of our remarkable maritime heritage, as its individual chapters recall the unique staqges in our history: the 144 fish tugs which worked the harbor in the 1920s when Erie was the freshwater fishing capital of the world, the shipwrecks which populate the lake bottom, and the exploits of the irreplacablecharcters who built and sailed ships here." from the rear of dj. Chapters : 1. The Harbor ; 2. Military Ships; 3. Reed Steamship Line; 4. The Anchor Line; 5. Bulk Shipping Companies; 6. Loomis, Paasch, Lund & Nolan; 7. Erie Sand & Gravel; 8. Modern Shipping and Shipbuilding ; 9. Lay-Ups; 10. Excursion Ships; 11. Commercial Fishing; 12. The Business of Fishing; 13. Yachting ; 14. Early Shipwrecks; 15. Modern Shipwrecks; 16. Erie's Sea Captains; 17. Conclusions. With epilogue, references and index. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00


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