Richly illustrated, this second edition adds several exciting newly discovered shipwrecks with incredible stories of loss and survival on Lake Erie. The book allows readers to visit 100 wrecks through: survivor tales of the loss, ship facts, the history of the vessel and its loss, photos of the ship before it sank, description of the underwater site with drawings, underwater photos and side scan images, and the wreck location. This book, combined with Erie Wrecks West, provides the most comprehensive coverage of Lake Erie shipwrecks ever compiled.
Extensively researched and supplemented with archival and underwater photographs and illustrations, Shipwrecks of Lake Erie Volume One is the only book on Lake Erie shipwrecks featuring complete vessel histories, descriptive stories of death and survival, and thorough examinations of the wrecks as they sit on the bottom of Lake Erie.
The great lakes have seen many ships meet their end, but none so much as Lake Erie. As the shallowest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie is prone to sudden waves and wildly shifting sandbars. The steamer Atlantic succumbed to these conditions when, in 1852, a late night collision brought 68 of its weary immigrant passengers to watery graves. The 1916 Black Friday Storm sank four ships -- including the "unsinkable" James B. Colgate -- in the course of its 20-hour tantrum over the lake. In 1954, a difficult fishing season sent the Richard R into troubled waters in the hopes of catching a few more fish. One of the lake's sudden storms drowned the boat and three man crew. At just 50 miles wide and 200 miles long, Lake Erie has claimed more ships per square mile than any other body of freshwater. Author David Frew dives deep to discover the mysteries of some of Lake Erie's most notorious wrecks.
The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth and have always been important channels of shipping and trade. Though they are lakes, their waters have proven to be as challenging as the oceans. Thats why there are more than 6,000 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes! This captivating book relates the stories of some of these wrecks, including the Edmund Fitzgerald, Argo, and Lady Elgin, their survivors, and the not-so-lucky. It also explains how wrecks are found and what happens after their discovery. Amazing photographs and sidebar information will provoke readers imaginations about these undersea artifacts.
Erik Petkovic’s Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide is packed with tales of maritime disasters: sailing ships and steamers which foundered, succumbed to storms, collided or were engulfed in flames. There are ships which sank more than once, were involved in wars, slave escapes and catastrophic collisions, plus daring stories of deep salvage, valuable cargoes, submarines, experimental engineering and unidentified wrecks. The guide brings to life the rediscovered history of the ships, passengers and crews. Then there are the dives themselves. Some of the wrecks are remarkably intact for their age. Amongst the features which can be seen are wooden ships’ wheels, standing masts, rudders, propellers, portholes, engines, boilers and steamship hogging arches. Each chapter describes the history, current condition, location, dimensions, hazards and highlights of an individual wreck. The author’s original research, contributor photos and archive materials help bring these 19 enticing, challenging, rarely dived wrecks to life. ‘Meticulously researched, nicely composed, beautifully illustrated. I wish I had written this book.’– Gary Gentile 'Any technical diver considering diving on any of these wrecks should first read this one-of-a-kind book!’– Joe Porter, Publisher, Wreck Diving Magazine
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
"Brings history to life in a book as readable as any novel." --Good Old Boat On Friday, November 7, 1913, after four days of winds up to 90 miles an hour, whiteout blizzard conditions, and mountainous seas, 19 ships had been lost on the great-lakes, 238 sailors were dead, and Cleveland was confronting the worst natural disaster in its history. David G. Brown combines narrative intensity with factual depth to re-create the "perfect storm" that struck America's heartland. Brown has created a vast epic ranging over Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie and echoing down the decades.
Poetry. "In LAKE ERIE BLUE, Susan Grimm has created a vibrant and haunted city of desire lying along a great lake that ripples with mystery. She sings of the one place we know more and less about than any other:home"--David Citino. "LAKE ERIE BLUE embodies what it means to know a place deeply, a rare delight in our rootless culture"--Karen Kovacik.
Tells the tales of more than one hundred shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, from the wooden vessels of colonists and adventurers in the seventeenth century to the recent disaster of the Edmund Fitzgerald which sank with all twenty-nine lives onboard lost.
hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, first session on S. 858 ... H.R. 1983 ... H.R. 2121 ... September 29, 1987
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests
Category: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (Ga. and Tenn.)