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Stories from the Wreckage: A Great Lakes Maritime History Inspired by Shipwrecks (Paperback)

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Every shipwreck has a story that extends far beyond its tragic end. The dramatic tales of disaster, heroism, and folly become even more compelling when viewed as junction points in history—connecting to stories about the frontier, the environment, immigration, politics, technology, and industry. In Stories from the Wreckage, John Odin Jensen examines a selection of Great Lakes shipwrecks of the wooden age for a deeper dive into this transformative chapter of maritime history. He mines the archeological evidence and historic record to show how their tragic ends fit in with the larger narrative of Midwestern history. Featuring the underwater photography of maritime archeologist Tamara Thomsen, this vibrant volume is a must-have for shipping enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in the power of water to shape history.

About the Author


Professional historian and maritime archaeologist John Jensen has participated in the investigations of more than fifty marine archaeological sites around Wisconsin and has written extensively on the Midwest's maritime history and archaeology. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780870209024
ISBN-10: 0870209027
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2019
Pages: 288