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"Is there a Great Lakes culture? Damned straight, and Ted McClelland nails it." Jerry Dennis, author, The Living Great Lakes and A Place on the Water
"[A] quirky travelogue." Kenosha News
"A very good read. I learned more about the Great Lakes region from it than I had in a half century of living in Michigan." The Bay City Times
I read this one all the way to the end in just two days!
In a few deft strokes and with lively dialogue, we learn about Yuri's family in Latvia, about life on a Great Lakes freighter and about the perks of life as a seaman.
The author takes you on a fascinating tour of the Great Lakes, discovering people and places that make this part of the Midwest so unique.
Ted understands the simple beauty of the lakes and the people who live here. He has traveled to areas I have not yet seen and opened them up to me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ryangs
I grew up near Toledo on Lake Erie. This book, while hilarious, also manages to capture so much more about those of us who don't understand what the big deal is about oceans when... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I wanted this book as I had just done the Lake Superior Circle. It is interesting and he found many off the main road sites. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Wincheryl
Having an interest in Great Lakes History and spending a lot of time there the last 10 years, I really enjoyed it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Hambone
Now that locavorism is all the rage, it's pretty clear to me that within the next generation we'll give the monoculture and McDonaldization of society the boot and return to our... Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Christine Borne
This might be a travelogue, but it won't put you to sleep. Read it to get a good glimpse of a 9,600 mile trip around the Great Lakes and appreciate all of the local color along... Read morePublished on February 6, 2012 by Yooper39
"The Third Coast" by Ted McClelland is an unsung American Classic that should be taught in all high school and college American Literature classes. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by 5/0
I just finished reading "The Third Coast" and found it a very interesting read. If you enjoy the style of William Least Heat Moon I believe you will like this book. Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by Ken Engel
I am a transplant to the Grand Haven, MI area, like the author, I am also from the Lansing, MI area. I really enjoyed this book, it hit very close to home. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by J. Simon