Lost Legends of the Lakes


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A unique study of the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes from an Artist’s viewpoint featuring over fifty paintings & drawings of Great Lakes ships starting with the Griffon and ending with the Edmund Fitzgerald. Marine Artist and historian Robert McGreevy has devoted a lifetime to painting and researching ships of the Great Lakes. This new book features many never before illustrated ships from all periods of our maritime history. Special attention has been given to ships that sank, often showing what the wreck looks like today, and the circumstances surrounding its loss. Lost Legends of the Lakes is a carefully researched, illustrated, and written chronicle of our freshwater history. Paperback, 144 pages, over fifty illustrations in color.

“Many of these ships would have been lost forever without Robert McGreevy’s carefully researched paintings.”
– Jim and Pat Stayer, Divers and Authors

“This book also serves as an exceptional and captivating display case for the body of work of this truly gifted and unique Great Lakes maritime artist. It is sure to become a prized addition to any home, boat, or research collection.”
– Cris Kohl, Great Lakes Maritime Historian