Lost and Found: Legendary Lake Michigan Shipwrecks (Paperback)

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By V.O.Van Heest. The vessels in this comprehensive publication span the age of sail, steam, and diesel on the Great Lakes from the earliest schooners to the sidewheel steamers, propellers, carferries, self-unloaders, and yachts. They include ships lost in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan waters that were discovered by some of the lake’s most prolific wreck hunters, including the author’s own organization—Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates—in partnerships with legendary wreck hunters David Trotter, Ralph Wilbanks, and nationally acclaimed author Clive Cussler. Presented chronologically based on the date discovered, these shipwrecks provide an overview of evolving diver attitudes and conduct, as well as the laws affecting exploration and documentation. Most assuredly, the compelling sagas of these important vessels did not end when the waves of Lake Michigan washed over them.      

— From Local History/Interest Books

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Titanic sank in 1912 and the stories of amazing survival and tragic loss made the ocean liner famous. Titanic's discovery in 1985--and the images captured of the grand staircase, the pilothouse, and the dripping rusticles--made Titanic legendary.
Likewise, the many shipwrecks presented in Lost and Found became even more famous after their discoveries than at the time of their losses, gaining notoriety as historic attractions, archaeological sites, and in some cases, over bold salvage attempts or precedent- setting legal battles. Through riveting narrative, the award-winning author and explorer takes the readers back in time to experience the careers and tragic sinkings of these ships, then beneath the lake to participate in the triumphant discovery and exciting exploration of their remains and the circumstances that led to their status as legendary shipwrecks.
The vessels in this comprehensive publication span the age of sail, steam, and diesel on the Great Lakes from the earliest schooners to the sidewheel steamers, propellers, carferries, self-unloaders, and yachts. They include ships lost in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan waters that were discovered by some of the lake's most prolific wreck hunters, including the author's own organization--Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates--in partnerships with legendary wreck hunters David Trotter, Ralph Wilbanks, and nationally acclaimed author Clive Cussler. Presented chronologically based on the date discovered, these shipwrecks provide an overview of evolving diver attitudes and conduct, as well as the laws affecting exploration and documentation.
Most assuredly, the compelling sagas of these important vessels did not end when the waves of Lake Michigan washed over them.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780980175059
ISBN-10: 0980175054
Publisher: In-Depth Editions, LLC
Publication Date: June 1st, 2012
Pages: 192
Language: English

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