"Lapinski, Patrick D."
Title: Ships of the Great Lakes: An Inside Look at the World's Largest Inland Fleet
Number of photos: 366 illustrations
Book Condition: New
Number of pages: 128 pages
Dimensions: 8.5'' x 11''
Publisher:  Iconografix 2011
ISBN Number: 1583882804 / 9781583882801
Discount Code: 10371AP
Availability: In Stock
Seller ID: 10371
"Is working on ships, sailing or tugging through the sea-like waters of the Great Lakes something you’ve imagined yourself doing? Whether it’s your dream job or an area of interest, it is no easy task and takes a full crew to power the 1000-footers, steamers, tugs, Seaway and river class vessels. Lapinski gets close and personal with ship-life, from the captain to the cook, from the inner workings of the engine department to the intricacies of navigation, from the work it takes to load and unload large masses of material, to keeping the ships in tip-top shape around the clock during the busy shipping season. A huge variety of ships, a huge variety of jobs, and an even bigger cross section of people, all have helped make the lives of Americans a little easier by bringing in or out the goods through the Great Lakes. "