Boat, Shipwreck and Lighthouse Books, Alphabetical by
A Good Boat Speaks for Itself: Isle Royale Fishermen and Their Boats
by Tim Cochrane and Hawk Tolson
Isle Royale was home to a vibrant fishing community from its settlement
during the 1880s by Norwegian and Swedish immigrants until the collapse of
Lake Superior commercial fishing in the 1950s. Full of historical
photographs and diagrams of now derelict watercraft, A Good Boat Speaks for
Itself tells the history of this community through its wooden boats and the
stories of those who built and used them. 208 pages.
Lake Superior Journal: Jim Marshall's View from the Bridge
by Jim Marshall
A collection of Lake Superior Magazine columns by storyteller, scuba diver, boat
captain and explorer Jim Marshall. Over 40 stories about the people and the boats that
have made Lake Superior their home, including such familiar Isle Royale names as the
Johns, Barnums, and Merritts and Roy Oberg and Stanley Sivertson. Black and white
photos. 183 pages.
Legends of the Light: A Michigan Lighthouse Portfolio
by Ed Wargin
Color photographs of Michigan's lighthouses by one of the regions most talented photographers. A
tour of his favorite locations including lights of Isle Royale and the Keweenaw. Hardcover
coffee table book.
Reliving Lighthouse Memories 1930s - 1970s
by Sandrea L Planisek
Enjoy the lighthouse memories of seven people, a civilian Coast Guard electrician, two lighthouse
keepers, and four lighthouse children. Their stories cover the years 1932 - 1973, the period of rapid
automation and changeing job descriptions in the lighthouse service. Their perspectives cover the details
of work, the funny stories of their isolated lives, and the joys of being a part of a lighthouse keeper's family.
S.S. America: A Diver's Vision of the Past
A publication of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society. Author and illustrator
Stephen Daniel brings his readers along on a dive of this famous Isle Royale shipwreck.
Included are detailed acounts of the ship and its history and a room-by- room description
of the ship as it rests in Washington Harbor today. Large and detailed drawings of the
vessel's exterior, interior, furnhishings, and engines are included on every page.
Spiral bound paperback, 28 pages.
Shipwrecks of Isle Royale National Park: The Archeological Survey
The revised Submerged Cultural Resources Unit report on the ten shipwrecks of Isle
Royale includes the history of the ships as well as maps of the underwater sites. A must
for all divers. Color and black-and-white photos. 210 pages.
Shipwrecks of Lake Superior
Stories told by some of the finest, most respected naritime authors on the Great Lakes -
Fredrick Stonehouse, Dr. Julius Wolff, Jr., Kenneth J Vrana, Thomas Holden, C. Patrick
Labadie, Paul von Goortz. Added to stunning, uncommon underwater photography with maps and
additional graphics. This book delves into the mysteries that lie beneath the waves of
Lake Superior. 119 pages.
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