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1 LESSTRANG, Jacques Cargo Carriers of the Great Lakes : The Saga of the Great Lakes Fleet - North America's Fresh Water Merchant Marine
Harbor House Publishers, Boyne City, MI, 1985, ISBN:0937360066 
LesSTRANG, Jacques. Lake Carriers : The Saga of the Great Lakes Fleet - North America's Fresh Water Merchant Marine. Boyne City, Michigan : Harbor House Publishers, (1985). Pp (7),8-192. Large 8vo, photo-illustrated blue cardcovers, white lettering to front and spine. Cover subtitle: : The Saga of the U.S. and Canadain Great Lakes Fleets. This is a paperback reissue of LesStrang's Lake Carriers : The Saga of the Great Lakes Fleet. "The Lake Carriers extensively details the composition of this heavyweight fleet, whose ships now stretch to 1,000 feet in length and carry cargos of maor than 50,000 tons as they move iron ore, coal, grains, limestone, petroleum, cement and other bulk products for basic industries. Author LesStrang traces the history of these vessels from bateau, barge, barque, brig, schooner, rabbit, hooker, lighter and whaleback, to today's sophisticated lakers and self-unloading super carriers, locked in the Lakes forever by their sheer size." -from rear cover. Contents: Book One: Then 1. The Beginnings of Commerce; 2. The Emergence of the Lake Steamer; 3. The Early Giants; 4. The Great Shipping Companies; 5. When Disaster Strikes. Book Two: ... And Now 6. The Physical Plant: Seaway to the Sault; 7. Cargoes of the Carriers; 8. The Modern Giants; 9. The Impact of Legislation; 10. Breaking the Ice Barrier; 11. What Happens Next. With index. Crease to front cover, else very good. 15.00

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2 LESSTRANG, Jacques Lake Carriers : The Saga of the Great Lakes Fleet - North America's Fresh Water Merchant Marine. First Edition in dustjacket
Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, WA, 1977, ISBN:0875642179 
LesSTRANG, Jacques. Lake Carriers : The Saga of the Great Lakes Fleet - North America's Fresh Water Merchant Marine. Seattle, WA: "A Salisbury Press Book" a divison of Superior Publishing Company, (1977). First Edition. Pp (7),8-192. 4to, pebbled blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. "For well over 400 years — in fact, since the Indians first pushed off from the shore with dugout canoes — man has been moving ever increasing amounts of cargo through the vast waterway system formed bv the Great Lakes, and extended by the St. Lawrence Seaway. A huge and specialized fleet of cargo vessels has been developed to accommodate the millions of tons of cargo which annually are carried over the system's 95,000 square milečs of navigable waters. The Lake Carriers extensively details the composition of this heavyweight fleet, whose ships now stretch to 1,000 feet in length and carry cargos of maor than 50,000 tons as they move iron ore, coal, grains, limestone, petroleum, cement and other bulk products for basic industries. Author LesStrang traces the history of these vessels from bateau, barge, barque, brig, schooner, rabbit, hooker, lighter and whaleback, to today's sophisticated lakersand self-unloading super carriers, locked in the Lakes forever by their sh eer size. Here are facts about the companies and associations who helped this shipping commerce grow .. abouut the tragedies caused by a single mistake, or by violent storms sweeping the lakes... about the conflicts which hadto be resolved by legislation — and of the problems which other legislatio n created. Here, too, are tales of the people who live and work aboard the lake carriers year after year .. and of such unique services as "Zip Code 48222" — the J.W. Wescott II, the 45-ft. mail boat which, dwarfed by the carriers it serves, has delivered mail, messages and laundry to the Lakes and De troit River ships, 24 hours a day, since 1948." -from the dj. Contents: Book One: Then 1. The Beginnings of Commerce; 2. The Emergence of the Lake Steamer; 3. The Early Giants; 4. The Great Shipping Companies; 5. When Disaster Strikes. Book Two: ... And Now 6. The Physical Plant: Seaway to the Sault; 7. Cargoes of the Carriers; 8. The Modern Giants; 9. The Impact of Legislation; 10. Breaking the Ice Barrier; 11. What Happens Next. With index. Top edge spotted, else very good in rubbed, spotted, price-clipped dustjacket. 60.00

Price: 60.00 CDN
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3 LESSTRANG, Jacques Seaway. in dj.
Salisbury Press, 1976, 
LESSTRANG, Jacques. Seaway: The Untold Story of North America's Fourth Seacoast. Seattle, Wash.: Salisbury Press Book, (1976). Pp 214. 4to, pebbled blue cloth. An illustrated volume of Seaway boosterism that examines the politics of its development from a distinctly partisan perspective. Vg in rubbed dj. 50.00

Price: 50.00 CDN
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