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Master of the Inland Seas; The Story of Captain Thomas Wilson and the Fleet That Bore His Name

Meakin, Alexander C.

Published by Great Lakes Historical Society, Vermillion, Ohio, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Garrison House Books IOBA (Medina, OH, U.S.A.)

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Nice, clean book which itself is in very good condition. Handsome dark blue boards show no bumps, pages are clean, and there are no names or writing. Jacket is likewise clean with no tears or chips, but shows an odd overall crinkling with no evidence of water damage. Looks quite nice though in brand new mylar cover. Book is illustrated with a full page color tartan of the Clan Gunn of which the Wilson family was a "loyal part" and there is also a two page color spread at frontis of a painting showing a ship bearing the name Thomas Wilson. The text is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs.Captain Thomas Wilson traversed the Great Lakes with the firm that not only bore his name, but which pioneered the use of safety equipment on the Great Lakes. It was founded as a freight-transportation company in 1872 and ultimately launched the Lakes' first steel steamer in 1886. It was also the first to use electric lights (on the Yakima) in 1887, the first on the Lakes to use the gyro-compass in 1924 and the first lake ship to use a radio telephone in 1934. In 1967 it became a division of Litton Industries, Inc. While the emphasis is on Wilson and his company, there is also much info on Great Lakes vessels and shipping. 448 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 19013K

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Master of the Inland Seas; The Story of ...

Publisher: Great Lakes Historical Society, Vermillion, Ohio

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Garrison House Books has maintained an on-line presence since 1997. We are a general interest used, rare, and out-of-print bookstore based in the quaint Victorian town of Medina, Ohio. American history, children's books and ephemera (the history of the people) intrigue us most, but we buy and maintain books in all categories. We are Tess and Eric Kindig, married forever, and passionate about books, bookselling and readers. Tess has been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, and public relations director, and is still a working author with 13 published books to her credit. Eric owns Log Cabin Inc. in Lodi, Ohio, an 8,000-plus square foot retail establishment specializing in historical books and reenactment accoutrements. In addition to his remarkable ability to schlep large piles of books from hither to yon, Eric brings over 30 years of retail experience to this endeavor! Also, joining our staff are our beloved bookshop kitties -- Miss Lil and Mickey. The former provides gentility and elan, and the latter (who is basically a street thug) provides comic relief. We believe that books are treasures, not commodities, and that readers are individuals, not numbers. Our greatest joy is in getting to know you and serving you with grace and good humor. We appreciate your business very much!

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