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The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas Paperback – June 1, 2004
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On a four-week voyage through the Great Lakes, Dennis views the area from the water, as opposed to his many travels along the shorelines, the exhausting, but fulfilling days on board filled with the lore of the sea, new friendships make while sailing and the eccentric individuals met along the way. Couched in contemporary terms, the author speaks of the past with reverence, his love of history enhanced by regional details, tales of shipwrecks and the personal observations of a man with great reverence for the bounty of this immense body of water and those who live on the miles of coastline that make up the Great Lakes. History is tangible in Dennis's work, impossible to ignore as the men navigate from one lake to another, reminded daily of the pitfalls of ignoring nature and the pleasures of communing with the elements.
The comprehensive chapters cover: Lake Michigan, from land and water; the Straights of Mackinac; Lake Superior, canoeing, the early voyagers, surviving storms; Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the wilderness; St.Read more ›
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It was a great book - met my expectations! It was a very good mix of good stories and adventure (non-fiction), area history & geography, and science! Great combination.Published 28 days ago by Marj Bear
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An pretty amazing book, FULL of information about the Great Lakes-- geological, historical, present day stats. The writing is beautiful but be warned it is very dense! Read morePublished 2 months ago by tak
A great read ! I recommend it for any one who has traveled the Great Lakes.Published 2 months ago by MARTHA l. jOYNT
I found this hard to put down. When it got to the Maine chapter, I felt a sadness knowing it was coming to an end.Published 4 months ago by Charlotte
Well written. This book brought me back home. Page after page of great Michigan memories.Published 6 months ago by bennettr8
Beyond interesting - especially to those of us lucky enough to live close by.Published 9 months ago by palevass