The Great Lake Car Ferries by George W. Hilton 1962 Howell-North

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Set sail on a historical voyage with The Great Lake Car Ferries, a fascinating study by George W. Hilton. This 1962 edition, published by Howell-North, elegantly captures the unique blend of railroad and marine technologies that defined the car ferries of the Great Lakes.


  • Title: The Great Lake Car Ferries
  • Author: George W. Hilton
  • Publication Date: 1962
  • Publisher: Howell-North
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 282
  • Dimensions: 10x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Good (minor wear on the dust jacket, previous owner's stamps inside)

Four Key Features:

  1. Detailed History: Delve into the century-long story of railway cars ferried across the Great Lakes, a critical component of regional development.
  2. Rich Illustrations: Packed with many illustrations, this book brings to life the era when these vessels were the lifeline of transportation.
  3. Unique Subject: Explore the intriguing world of car ferries, a rare intersection of railroad and marine innovation.
  4. Enduring Legacy: Includes the stories of S.S. Badger and the City of Milwaukee, testaments to the lasting impact of these vessels.

Perfect For:

  • Enthusiasts of maritime and railroad history
  • Fans of Great Lakes regional history
  • Collectors of unique historical books

Navigate Through History:

This book isn't just a read; it's an exploration of a nearly forgotten aspect of American transportation history. The Great Lake Car Ferries is an essential addition for anyone fascinated by the intricate dance of railroad and marine technologies.


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