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Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes
by Dwight Boyer
This book tells the story of the missing "ghost ships 'of the Great Lakes, ships that diappeared, often in complete mystery and were never seen again.
Published January 1st 1968 by Freshwater Pr
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After reading this book I'm anxious to share a couple of beers with an old mariner and learn tales of the ghosts that lie beneath the waters of Death's Door. Boyer takes a kind of CSI-approach to stories of ships that were seen as they left harbor but never returned. He researched the crew, sizes, cargo, weather conditions, and eye witness reports to piece together what might have happened to cause their disappearance. Boyer writes: "A peculiar breed of men are drawn to the seafarer's life, but...more
Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes was an interesting book. Boyer explains in his foreword that this book is about ships that have been lost in the Great Lakes, but the reason for their foundering was not known. He calls them "Ghost Ships." So, if someone came upon this book expecting paranormal stories they would be disappointed. Although, Boyer begins the book talking about paranormal activity relating to Great Lakes ships. Perhaps he too was trying to make the book more appealing, especially give...more