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freighters

Dennis Hale
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SOLE SURVIVOR

Many people may not realize there is a gripping first-person account of midnight disaster aboard a lake freighter, one that sheds light on what all shipwrecked sailors must face — and what survivors deal with when they are plucked to safety.

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A freighter passes through the Straits of Mackinac, bound for Lake Huron.
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SURVIVOR STORY

When I was a kid, I lived in a little house on the shores of Lake Michigan. And as a beach-crawling tomboy, I spent a lot of time watching the horizon, staring at the long lake freighters as they plied…

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Winter Fleet at Sturgeon Bay
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SHIPSITTERS

During the winter months, more than a dozen Great Lakes freighters dock at Bay Shipbuilding Co. in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, resembling a separate city — especially at night. Blazing with deck lights and bustling with activity, the freighters are not slumbering through their winter layup, nor are the men assigned to care for them until spring frees the locks at Sault Ste. Marie.

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Centennial Cover
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100 GRAND

With his 2008 coffeetable book Centennial: Steaming Through the American Century, Milwaukee-based photojournalist Chris Winters has effectively done three things. He has proven that a self-published book can have the elegant look and feel of those carried by mainstream big-box bookstores. He also has removed all doubt that a book about a Great Lakes freighter could appeal to an audience beyond the hardcore boatnerds.

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