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Norwegian Sailors on the Great Lakes (Scandinavians in America)

by Knut Gjerset

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Published by Ayer Co Pub .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7476966M
ISBN 100405116365
ISBN 109780405116360

This book is an account of ships that have borne the name Queen of the Lakes, an honorary title indicating that, at the time of its launching, a ship is the longest on the Great Lakes. In one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the maritime history of the lakes, Mark Thompson presents a vignette of each of the dozens of ships that have held the title, chronicling the dates the ship. The Great Lakes shipping industry had weathered slumps before, but nothing in its three-hundred-year history could compare to the dismal situation that existed in The Great Lakes shipping industry can trace its lineage to the launching on Lake Erie in of the Griffon, a foot galley of about 50 tons. The sailing vessel had been.

Norwegian sailors on the Great Lakes; a study in the history of American inland transportation, Gjerset, Knut, Northfield, Minn., The Norwegian-American historical association, The Norwegian-American historical association,   Safe from the Sea is small in scope – a mere pages – but it is gripping in its messages and intensity. It begins simply: Olaf Torr, an officer and one of three survivors of a Lake Superior ore ship dubbed the Ragnarok that was lost in , is dying.4/5().

Press Photo Great Lakes Naval Training station Ill., sailors for races This is an original press photo. Dept- US NavyPhoto measures 6 x 8inches. Photo is dated PHOTO FRONT PHOTO BACK. Historic Images Part Number: nemSeller Rating: % positive. (shelved 2 times as norwegian-novels) avg rating — 41, ratings — published


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The digit and digit formats both work. Author: Knut Gjerset. Get this from a library. Norwegian sailors on the Great Lakes; a study in the history of American inland transportation.

[Knut Gjerset]. The Great Lakes shipping industry can trace its lineage to with the launching on Lake Erie of the Griffon, a sixty-foot galley weighing nearly Norwegian Sailors on the Great Lakes book by LaSalle, a French explorer who had been commissioned to search for a passage through North America to China, it was the first sailing ship to operate on the upper lakes, signaling the dawn of the Great Lakes shipping industry as Cited by: 3.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by the Norwegian-American Historical Association, Northfield, Minn. The Great Lakes shipping industry can trace its lineage to with the launching on Lake Erie of the Griffon, a sixty-foot galley weighing nearly fifty by LaSalle, a French explorer who had been commissioned to search for a passage through North America to China, it was the first sailing ship to operate on the upper lakes, signaling the dawn of the Great Lakes shipping industry as.

Another significant transplanted skill was shipping. On the Great Lakes, Norwegian sailors and boat owners dominated as long as sailing vessels remained an important means of transportation.

In approximately 65 percent of all sailors on Lake Michigan were Norwegian. This Great Lakes shipwreck left sailors encased in ice until spring Updated ; Posted A photo of the wooden steamship the Mark Hopkins, built in in Grand Haven, Mi.

The Great Lakes or the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes in the upper mid-east region of North America, that connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence general, they are on or near the Canada–United States are lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario.

Free online books and articles about the history of ships and boats on the Great Lakes and the region’s rivers, including steamboats, shipwrecks, the Sultana disaster, steamboat pilot memoirs, sailors’ handbooks, Great Lakes commerce, ship-building, and research of past ships.

Great Lakes. Great Lakes Navy Boot Camp Keel Yearbook Archives. Commissioned inthe United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois was responsible for training overmen during the First World War and over 1 million Bluejackets trained during World War II.

Norwegian Merchant Ships in WW II. The page is in English. "The World's largest shipping company" When Germany invaded Norway on Aprilthe Norwegian ships that were in allied waters at the time were requisitioned by Royal Norwegian Government, which early on in the war managed to escape to the U.K.

(the King was evacuated on June 7). Emigrants found easy passage on Great Lakes steam ships from Quebec to Lake Michigan. Pioneer settlements in southern Wisconsin host many new westbound immigrants traveling via oxcart from Lake Michigan’s southern cities of Milwaukee and Chicago.

13, Norwegian Americans are counted in the US Census. The Great Lakes shipping industry can trace its lineage to with the launching on Lake Erie of the Griffon, a sixty-foot galley weighing nearly fifty tons.

Built by LaSalle, a French explorer who had been commissioned to search for a passage through North America to China, it was the first sailing ship to operate on the upper lakes, signaling the dawn of the Great Lakes shipping industry. Dr. Kimmerer’s book doesn’t take place directly on the Great Lakes, but her voice is vital to the understanding of the Region.

First, she is a member of the Potawatomi Citizen Nation, which speaks Anishinaabe, the first language of the Great Lakes. She is also a scientist who specializes in moss, swamps, and plants. From there were 6 districts. The registers have now become our most valuable source for finding information about Norwegian sailors.

The pre records: It was quite common for Norwegian sailors to start their career by going out to sea at the age of 15 - The University of Chicago Press. Books Division.

Chicago Distribution Center. Buy This Book in Print. summary. signaling the dawn of the Great Lakes shipping industry as we know it oats and Sailors of the Great Lakes is the most thorough and factual study of the Great Lakes shipping industry written this century.

Author Mark L. Thompson tells the fascinating story of the world's most efficient bulk. After a recruit tested positive for COVID a little more than a week ago at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, the Navy temporarily halted bringing new recruits to boot camp.

Norwegian Sailors in the Great Lakes. Northfield, MN: Norwegian-American Historical Association, Call # F Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Call # ES2 F6 Facsimile of book. Index (Soundex) to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York. Perkins is officially the conveyorman on the longest freighter on the Great Lakes, spending hours in the bowels of the ship where the coal is stored.

Conveyorman is a dirty job. The Harbor, Mackinac Island, Michigan, ca. The schooner on the left is the Sofie Fourniea, built in The one in the foreground is the Silver Chief, built in These are examples of the two-masted schooners that were the most common working vessels on the Great Lakes in the 19th century.Commercial Ships on the Great Lakes: A Photo Gallery by Franz A.

VonRiedel: Franz VonRiedel of the Duluth area, who is well known as a passionate tugboat / workboat aficionado, has put together a book that celebrates through black and white photos many vessels that might be considered Great Lakes workhorses, those that labor behind the scenes and seldom make the headlines.But with the conquest of the Great Lakes by England, and the subs- equent independence of the American colonies, and the colonization of the region of the Great Lakes, the voyageurs faded away, and a new type of seaman appeared on the scene.

They were sturdy, restless Americans, who migrated from the Atlantic seashore.