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Stories from the Wreckage: A Great Lakes Maritime History Inspired by Shipwrecks
by John Odin Jensen
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-87020-903-1 | Paper: 978-0-87020-902-4
Library of Congress Classification G525.J47 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 917.704

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Every shipwreck has a story that extends far beyond its tragic end. The dramatic tales of disaster, heroism, and folly become even more compelling when viewed as junction points in history—connecting to stories about the frontier, the environment, immigration, politics, technology, and industry. In Stories from the Wreckage, John Odin Jensen examines a selection of Great Lakes shipwrecks of the wooden age for a deeper dive into this transformative chapter of maritime history. He mines the archeological evidence and historic record to show how their tragic ends fit in with the larger narrative of Midwestern history. Featuring the underwater photography of maritime archeologist Tamara Thomsen, this vibrant volume is a must-have for shipping enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in the power of water to shape history.
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