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Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGIONAL (June 30, 2015)
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via a lot of the 19th century, steam-powered ships supplied some of the most trustworthy and comfy transportation ideas within the usa, turning into a severe accomplice in railroad enlargement and the guts of a thriving game undefined. the classy, structural, and advertisement top of the steamboat period happened at the nice Lakes, the place palatial ships created stories and livelihoods for thousands whereas wearing passengers among the region’s significant business ports of Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Toronto. by way of the mid-twentieth century, the was once in steep decline, and this present day North America’s wealthy and enjoyable steamboat history has been principally forgotten. In Floating Palaces of the nice Lakes, Joel Stone revisits this significant period of maritime heritage, choked with attractiveness and experience, politics and wealth, triumph and tragedy. This tale of significant Lakes tourists and the gorgeous floating palaces they engendered will have interaction historians and background buffs alike, in addition to genealogists, regionalists, and researchers.