By Elizabeth B. Sherman

ISBN-10: 0814331270

ISBN-13: 9780814331279

past the Windswept Dunes takes the reader right into a global of maritime experience because it used to be skilled through the sailors, passengers, rescue staff, delivery magnates, industrialists, and plenty of folks whose livelihoods revolved round Michigan’s port urban of Muskegon. At one time the vanguard of westward growth, Muskegon was once a spot the place lumbering and lakers merged and the place rails met decks, a spot positioned halfway alongside the coast of an outstanding and occasionally stormy inland sea. the following Elizabeth Sherman bargains either a transport historical past and a portrait of town. The occasions coated diversity from the stopover at via the British sloop H.M.S. Felicity in 1779 via Muskegon’s growth years as "Lumber Queen of the World," from the city’s revitalization with the outlet of the St. Lawrence Seaway to its fresh institution of a floating museum complicated for historical naval vessels.

The book’s concentration is at the ships themselves—such because the Lyman M. Davis, Salvor, street sixteen, and Milwaukee Clipper—vessels that have been noteworthy for being the 1st in their sort or for his or her recognition, strange and distinct careers, or tragic losses. a few ships have been misplaced in Lake Michigan close to Muskegon Harbor, and the tales of a few of the main extraordinary wrecks and rescue missions look during this publication, together with the psychic intervention that led the William Nelson to the intriguing rescue of the workforce aboard the sinking Our Son. The ebook bargains many first-hand statements of shipwreck survivors and different witnesses, lending an genuine voice to the accounts.

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