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Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

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In 1914 crew members of the lighthouse tender Hyacinth rescued a stray puppy from the Milwaukee River and named him Sport. For the next twelve years, this charming Newfoundland-retriever mix lived the life of a ship dog, helping the Hyacinth crew as they carried supplies to lighthouses and maintained the buoys and other safety features around Lake Michigan. Sport quickly b ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 8th 2019 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nicely written and beautifully illustrated, this is a sweet true story of a dog who lived on a lighthouse tender sailing Lake Michiganin the early 20th century. A great read for kids, or anyone who is interested in dogs, lighthouses, or Great Lakes shipping. Highly recommended!
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Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
An engaging true story of a ship dog, with lots of informational text to supplement the narrative and introduce young readers to maritime safety systems underlying some of the most iconic features of the Lake Michigan shore.
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A lesson in boating and to our surprise, a lesson in history right in our backyard! Some parts are true based on archives at our local museum! We really enjoyed it!
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