Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes by Dana Thomas Bowen 1952 Self Published by the Author

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Navigate through the haunting waters of history with Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, authored and self-published by Dana Thomas Bowen in 1952. This compelling hardcover book, complete with a dust jacket, brings to light the sensational stories of maritime disasters across each of the five Great Lakes.

With over 30,000 sailors believed to have lost their lives in these wrecks, this book offers a poignant reminder of the perils faced in these icy waters.


  • Title: Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes
  • Author: Dana Thomas Bowen
  • Publication Year: 1952
  • First Edition may be signed by the author. Scroll in to decide
  • Publisher: Self-Published by the Author
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Wear on the dust jacket, sticker, and signed by the previous owner, as shown in the photos

Three Key Elements:

  1. Maritime Lore: The book is sprinkled with sailors' superstitions and protocols, offering a unique insight into maritime culture.
  2. Historical Insight: Discover the stories behind some of the most notable tragedies on each Great Lake.


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    In Summation:

    Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes is not just a book; it’s a journey through the heart-wrenching history of these inland seas. For maritime enthusiasts, history buffs, or anyone intrigued by the lore of the lakes, this book is an essential addition to your library. Delve into these submerged stories and connect with the legacy of the Great Lakes.

    Collections: Vintage Boating Books

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