The Great Lakes Car Ferries

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There was a time in the United States when railroad tunnels and bridges were only dreams in the minds of designers, when the best way to move railroad cars across bodies of water was to load them on specialized ships designed specifically for this purpose.

With this utilitarian principle in mind, shipbuilders around the Great Lakes and elsewhere built an amazing variety of vessels to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and safely.

George W. Hilton's The Great Lakes Car Ferries tells the story of these boats and of the hardworking, heroic men who day after day, year after year, battled mechanical problems, ice, and bad weather to get the cars safely across the water.

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George Woodman. Hilton was born in 1925 and earned his A.B. in Economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1946. He obtained his M.A. in 1950 and Ph.D. in 1956 from the University of Chicago with both degrees in Economics. He also attended The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History, from 1953-1955, and again in 1959. He now holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Economics after teaching for many years at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr, Hilton's lifelong passion for writing has led him to create several definitive works in American transportation history, among them The Electric Interurban Railways in America (co-written with John F. Due), The Cable Car in America, The Illustrated History of Paddle Steamers, and American Narrow Gauge Railroads.

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