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Chicora: Lost on Lake Michigan (Saugatuck maritime series)
by Kit Lane
Saugatuck Maritime Series Book 3. The Chicora of the Graham & Morton Transportation Co. left Milwaukee on January 21, 1895, and disappeared in a raging gale. The story is chronicled as it happened, day by day, with contemporary newspaper and telegraph reports. Illustrated by photographs, engravings, newspaper stories and headlines, maps and facsimiles of the hand ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 28th 1996 by Pavilion Press
(first published 1996)
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The Chicora is a ship close to my heart because it captures the essence of a maritime mystery over 100 years old now but based in my hometown of St. Joseph, Michigan. The lore of this ship is known to all who dwell here and I was really expecting something exciting when first setting eyes on this book. I found that is consisted of mostly newspaper articles from the various editions covering the tragedy rather than anything new. There were limited photos of some crew members available but I ...more