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

Stories from the Wreckage: A Great Lakes Maritime History Inspired by Shipwrecks
Stories from the Wreckage: A Great Lakes Maritime History Inspired by Shipwrecks
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Author: John Odin Jensen
Paperback
304 pages. 128 b&w and color photos and illustrations. 8 x 10"
ISBN: 978-0-87020-902-4
Publication Date: May, 2019
Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Coming May 2019!
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Price: $29.95
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By John Odin Jensen
Photography by Tamara Thomsen

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 archaeological 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 archaeologist 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.

 


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.
 
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