Holiday Selection – The Great Lakes

Holiday Selection
A curated selection of our latest and greatest titles just in time for the holidays
by Gale, Ryan
This 300-year journey follows the evolution of freight-carrying vessels on the Great Lakes of North America from the wooden tall ships of the 17th and 18th centuries to today's steel giants. Gale also traces how geography, weather, and technology have influenced how the lakers evolved.
128 Pages • hardcover • 2018
by Kohl, Cris
Tells, in detail, the dramatic stories of the 12 most famous shipwrecks in Georgian Bay: with an update of information that includes Cris and Joan's participation in the Discovery Channel's Expedition Unknown search with Josh Gates in 2018, and the ASIA (1882), the worst disaster on all of Lake Huron -- with that wreck still waiting to be found!
228 Pages • softcover • 2019
by Marine Publishing
A full-colour directory describing ships of all nations, including updated stack markings of major shipping companies throughout the world, and flags of all nations in the maritime trade. Information on the locks from Sault Ste. Marie to the St. Lawrence Seaway. Includes marine museums, loading and unloading ports, and vessel engine data.
184 Pages • softcover • 2022
by Buchanan, Dan
The HMS Speedy sank off Lake Ontario's Presqu'ile Point in an October snowstorm in 1804--a tragedy that had far-reaching repercussions for the young British colony of Upper Canada. Its story is entwined with ones of murder and revenge, tensions between Indigenous peoples and public opinion, best laid plans, and unexpected outcomes.

288 Pages • softcover • 2020
by Kemp, Bruce
In early November 1913, a rare "white hurricane" tore across the Great Lakes, delivering devastating snowfalls, paralyzing communications and killing 256 people on a dozen of the freshwater seas' largest ships. Bruce Kemp researched this lively and detailed account by interviewing the last surviving witnesses and combing through courtroom testimony and newspaper reports. He adds insights from contemporary ship captains and weather scientists about what caused the momentous event and its disastrous consequences.

283 Pages • softcover • 2017
by Kemp, Bruce
In 2000, journalist Bruce Kemp joined a freighter in Duluth, Minnesota, on a voyage from the heart of North America to the edge of the continent and back again. The ship was the Canadian Leader, the last Canadian fore/aft-er built at the Collingwood shipyard. The story he wrote following that adventure is about more than just a ship--it's about the family of sailors Kemp found aboard and the traditional industrial culture of the Great Lakes sailors. Often humorous, "The Whales of Lake Erie" is also detailed enough to satisfy the most ardent ship-spotter.
96 Pages • softcover • 2021
by Ellis, Paula
Here's a wonderful educational tool, ideal for long car and boat rides as well as quiet time. Young readers can explore the history, geography, nature, and commerce of the Great Lakes with region-specific illustrations to colour, word games, conned the dots exercises, bingo games, and more. Sure to entertain kids for hours. Ages 5 to 10.
64 Pages • softcover • 2015
Ships of the Great Lakes Playing Cards
by Markham, Peter
This unique deck of playing cards features Peter Markham's professional-quality photos of the most spectacular ships plying the Great Lakes.
by Lardinois, Anna
The tales, all true and well-documented, feature some of the most notable tragedies on each of the lakes. Included in many of these tales are legends of ghost ship sighting, ghostly shipwreck victims still struggling to get to shore, and other chilling lore. Sailors are a superstitious group, and the stories are sprinkled with omens and maritime protocols that guide decisions made on the water.
224 Pages • softcover • 2021
by Barry, James P.
Explorers, voyageurs, merchants, travellers, and fighting men have ranged the Lakes in many types of vessels. This book describes dramatic deaths, the building of the Welland and Sault Ste. Marie canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway, progress in technology, lifesaving, icebreaking, shipbuilding, containerized freight, tugboats, the first lighthouse, and the last lightship.
272 Pages • softcover • 1996
by Campbell, Robert B.
This photographic gallery lets you survey the Lakes' traffic over time, showcasing both current and historic vessels. Meet them by ship type, from passenger ships to the wide array of working vessels: whalebacks, bulk carriers, self-unloaders, cement carriers, oil tankers, superships, and more.
250 Pages • hardcover • 2015