Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships (Paperback)
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Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/03/2009
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Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships brings the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes to life, using the tragic story of the schooner Rouse Simmons as a window into the robust but oft-forgotten communities that thrived along Lake Michigan from the Civil War to World War I.Memorialized in songs, poems, fiction, and even a musical, the famous ship that went down in a Thanksgiving storm while delivering Christmas trees to Chicago has long been shrouded in myth and legend. As a result, the larger story of the captain, crew, and affected communities has often been overlooked. Fred Neuschel delves into this everyday life of camaraderie, drudgery, ambition, and adventure - illustrated with tales of the Midwest's burgeoning immigrant groups and rapid industrialization - to create a true story that is even more fascinating than the celebrated legends.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472033669
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm

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