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Author Name:    MACHT, Wally

Title:   First 50 Years: A History of Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Virgo Press, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0920528430 

Seller ID:   25401

MACHT, Wally. The First 50 Years : A History of Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd. (Toronto : Virgo Press, September 1981). First Printing. Pp (11),12-120. Double column. With 84 b&w photos and 25 colour photos in the text. 4to, tan cloth, plain spine. The front cover, the dustjacket, and the dustjacket spine have Upper Lakes. "In 1932 three men risked everything to purchase an old, rusty freighter and bring a load of grain to Toronto Harbour. The company they formed back then has now become one of the largest Canadian shippingfirms and is firmly embarked on a course of international expansion. Autho r Wally Macht, of Canada AM, recounts the story of those 50 years; the dreams, the disappointments, the war years, corporate takeovers, and the dramatic confrontation with the Seaman's International Union. With more than 100 photographs, 24 in full-colour, of everything from the unusual "whaleback" freighters of the turn of the century to the most modern self-unloaders in the world, Upper Lakes Shipping is a must for all marine and nautical buffs, and all those interested in business in Canada." - from the dj. The chapters (unnumbered in the book) are: 1. Upper Lakes; 2. The Beginning; 3. The Voyage; 4. Partners; 5. The Ships of War; 6. A Time for a Change; 7. The Seaway; 8. The Critical Sixties; 9. Peace; 10. Self-Unloaders; 11. Shock; 12.The New Course; 13. Reorganization for the Future; 14. The Future; 15. The Fleet. With fleet list. Very good in dust jacket. 50.00


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