Door Peninsula Shipwrecks

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Door County is the final resting place of many shipwrecks, from the first Euro American ship to sail the western Great Lakes, LaSalle's fabled Griffin that left Washington Island in 1679 never to be heard of again, to modern-day pleasure crafts that find the shallow inlets and bays hard to navigate. Door Peninsula Shipwrecks takes the reader on a photographic journey around the peninsula and back to a time of wooden ships and iron men. From Sturgeon Bay to the east coast of the peninsula to the northern islands and Green Bay, the journey encompasses early wooden sail craft to steel steamers, the brave sailors who sailed the treacherous waters, and the heroic lifesavers who rescued them.
ISBN: 9780738540146
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jon Paul Van Harpen takes the lure of shipwrecks through historic photographs and brings them to life with the fascinating stories of peril and salvation. He has been involved with diving and shipwreck archaeology for over 30 years. From the treasure galleons off Florida to the schooners of the Great Lakes, he has found the greatest treasure is history itself.
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