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Shipwrecks of Lake Erie

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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 Er... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

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 "e;unsinkable"e; 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.



Zusammenfassung
As theshallowest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie is prone to sudden, steep waves anddense fogs. These deadly conditions were hazardous to steamers that crossed onbusy nineteenth-century trade routes and ships that battled on its surface inthe War of 1812. It was the poor visibility of a summer haze that claimed the steamer Atlantic andapproximately two hundred of its immigrant passengers in 1852. The 1916 BlackFriday Storm destroyed four ships, including the "unsinkable" whaleback JamesB Colgate, during thetwenty-hour tantrum. Tragedies continued well into the twentieth century withthe loss of fishing tugs like the Aletha B, Richard R and StanleyClipper. A veritable graveyard, Lake Erie's Quadrangle might be responsiblefor more shipwrecks per square mile than any other region in the world. AuthorDavid Frew dives deep to discover the mysteries of some of Lake Erie's mostnotorious wrecks.

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Titel: Shipwrecks of Lake Erie
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EAN: 9781625850850
ISBN: 978-1-62585-085-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: The History Press Ltd
Genre: Geschichte
Veröffentlichung: 03.06.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.0 MB
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