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Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

Tales of courage -- and cowardice

by (author) Cheryl MacDonald

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2011
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
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    Publish Date
    Jul 2010
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
  • Reading age: 11 to 18


We all know that ships have been lost on the oceans but how many of us are aware that over 6,000 ships have gone to a watery grave on Canada's Great Lakes? Cheryl MacDonald's new book recounts the the most unforgettable disasters on the Great Lakese from the sinking of LaSalle's Frontenac in 1678 to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975.

About the author

Cheryl MacDonald wrote, co-authored, or edited nearly 40 books on Canadian history in her over 30-year career. Her articles appeared in Harrowsmith, Canadian Living, The Beaver, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, New York Daily News and numerous other publications. She contributed to the best-selling book Chronicle of Canada, and is the author of fourteen books in Lorimerâ??s Amazing Stories collection. In 2012 she received the Queenâ??s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her work researching and promoting Canadian local history. Cheryl died in fall 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

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