This book is an account of ships that have borne the name qQueen of the Lakes, q an honorary title indicating that, at the time of its launching, a ship is the longest on the Great Lakes. In one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the maritime history of the lakes, Mark Thompson presents a vignette of each of the dozens of ships that has held the title, chronicling the dates the ship sailed, its role in the economic development of the region, and its sailing history. Through the stories of the individual ships, Thompson also describes the growth of ship design on the Great Lakes and the changing nature of the shipping industry on the lakes.Because of her stubby shuttle boom unloading system, the Cort can only unload at harbors that have dockside hoppers ... The Barker features a conventional conveyor belt unloading system that feeds cargo to a loop belt elevator which carriesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Queen of the Lakes|
|Author||:||Mark L. Thompson|
|Publisher||:||Wayne State University Press - 1994|