Fleet Histories 8 Volumes

$ 69.99

A Historical Narrative and Photographic Depiction of Former and Present Great Lakes Fleets

  Volumes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Author:  John Greenwood

Description: Eight new hardcover books with dust jackets in Fine condition. 

Volume 3: In the third volume of the series the Reiss, Peavey, Gartland, Farrar, Western, Bassett and Foote fleets are detailed. Early beginnings, fleet composition through the years, accident details, interesting incidents in the vessel's career, photographs of each vessel, and known rationale for the eventual cessation of operations are provided. Additionally, each vessel is cross-indexed and vital statistics are provided.  

Volume 4: In the fourth volume the nineteen fleets of the James Paisley and James Playfair fleets are detailed. Each vessel is cross-indexed and vital statistics are provided. Paisley and Playfair shared much in common and seemed to compliment each others abilities. It was Paisley’s coal mining and sales efforts coupled with Playfair's financial ties to Henry W. Richardson of Kingston, Ontario which provided the strength for numerous successful ventures. James Richardson & Sons were key to Playfair’s ventures since they provided much of the financial backing need for Playfair to expand his marine interests. They also ended up owning a substantial share of James Paisley’s coal company. It is the first detailed explanation of Richardson’s “silent” involvement that allowed Playfair to gain the stature he did on the Great Lakes. It also describes how Paisley and Playfair parlayed their individual expertise to become one of the major shipping magnates of their time.  

Volume 5: In this fifth volume of the series the fleets of the Hutchinson family, Central Paper, Lake Ports Shipping & Navigation, Petoskey Transportation and the McLouth fleets are detailed. Early beginnings, fleet composition through the years, accident details, interesting incidents in the vessel's career, photographs of each vessel, and known rationale for the eventual cessation of operations are provided. Additionally, each vessel is cross-indexed and vital statistics are provided.  

Volume 6: In the sixth volume the fleets of Cleveland-Cliffs, Detroit and Cleveland Navigation, Traverse City Transportation and those of the Hawgood family are detailed. Early beginnings, fleet composition through the years, accident details, interesting incidents in the vessel's career, photographs of each vessel, and known rationale for the eventual cessation of operations are provided. Additionally, each vessel is cross-indexed and vital statistics are provided.  

Volume 7 : In this seventh volume of the series the fleets of Davidson, George Tomlinson, Lake Transit, Brown & Co., Canada Starch, Port Colborne & St. Lawrence navigation, Coal Carriers Bayswater and Jupiter Steamship are detailed. Early beginnings, fleet composition through the years, accident details, interesting incidents in the vessel's career, photographs of each vessel, and known rationale for the eventual cessation of operations are provided. Additionally, each vessel is cross-indexed and vital statistics are provided.  

Volume 8:  In the eighth volume the fleets of Shenango Furnace, Cleveland Tankers, Lakeland Tankers, Diamond Steamship, Hindman Transportation, Lakehead Transportation, Great Lakes Lumber and Shipping and the Great Lakes Steamship Company are detailed. Early beginnings, fleet composition through the years, accident details, interesting incidents in the vessel's career, photographs of each vessel, and known rationale for the eventual cessation of operations are provided. Additionally, each vessel is cross-indexed and vital statistics are provided.

Volume 9: In this ninth volume of the series the fleets of Papachristidis Shipping, Minnesota Steamship, Minnesota-Atlantic Transit, Mathews Steamship, Carrollton Steamship, Eastern Steamship, Eastern & Western Steamship, Shell Oil, Interstate Steamship, Waterways Navigation, Wolverine Steamship, F.D. Gleason coal and the Kinney Steamship are detailed. Early beginnings, fleet composition through the years, accident details, interesting incidents in the vessel's career, photographs of each vessel, and known rationale for the eventual cessation of operations are provided. Additionally, each vessel is cross-indexed and vital statistics are provided.  

Volume 10:  The tenth volume details the history of the fleets of Misener, Soo River, Reoch, International-Harvester, Keystone, Lake Tankers, Lloyd Tankers, Merchants Mutual Line, Minto Trading, Masaba Steamship, Western Navigation, Pine Ridge Coal and Spanish River/Abitibi Power. Early beginnings, fleet composition through the years, accident details, interesting incidents in the vessel's career, photographs of each vessel, and known rationale for the eventual cessation of operations are provided. Additionally, each vessel is cross-indexed and vital statistics are provided.  

 

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