Thursday, January 26, 2006

Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Maritime History of the Great Lakes. The five Great Lakes of North America are vast. They would be classified as seas if they were salt water rather than fresh water. I have visited all five and I can understand why those who have only seen them on a map can not fathom the sheer scope of the Great Lakes sytem.

This Great Lakes history site has ship lists, regional histories, government reports and newspaper accounts featuring shipbuilding, shipwrecks and the working lives of steamboats, schooners and the people who sailed them.

The site itself notes, "This site is an ongoing experiment in the design of a digital library, a collection of documents intended to be of value to those researching Great Lakes History." It has some good content although a few areas (such as shipwrecks) are still a bit sparse.

1 comment:

Joe Follansbee said...


I have made a note of this blog entry on my maritime history blog, The MHN Blog,

Joe Follansbee