A complete reference book of Information on the more than 650 commercial vessels built on the Saginaw River and along the shores of Saginaw Bay - much of it from local and private sources.
- A "biography" of each vessel includes such information as dimensions, build data, official number, name changes and disposition. Includes more than 100 photographs of Saginaw area vessels, many of which have never before been published.
- Several maps show the locations of local shipyards, towns and wreckage.
- Over 160 pages packed with historiana on some of the most famous, unique and unusual craft ever to ply the Great Lakes, including:
- S.P. AMES (built well inland by a homesick salt sailor)
- ARMENIA (the wreck that snared rival builders boat)
- CITY OF BANGOR ( carried a cargo of 1926 Chryslers to a desolate Keweenaw beach)
- CENTURION (her name was a pun)
- CHANG and ENG (the "Siamese Twin" schooners that never were')
- JOSEPH A. HOLLON (sailed by a lone, dead crewman')
- JOSIE (hauled overland for use on an inland lake)
- JOHN KILDERHOUSE (traded under her own sails for 38 years )
and many, many more
Published by the Saginaw River Marine Historical Society, a non-profit historical group. All proceeds from the sale of VESSELS BUILT ON THE SAGINAW go to support S.R.M.H.S. programs and projects.
This valuable reference and fact book is a "must" addition to any Great Lakes library, and makes a unique gift for those Great Lakes buffs on your list.
VESSELS BUILT ON THE SAGINAW is published in very limited numbers so be sure to order your copy(s) without delay. To order, simply follow the link below.