Know Your Lakers of World War I

Table of Contents

Title Page
The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
Ship of the Month No. 76 Cape Eternity
Welland Canal Traffic
Know Your Lakers of World War I
Know Your Ships (1978)
Additional Marine News
Table of Illustrations

Some years ago, the University of Detroit published a small book entitled The Lakers of World War I which had been compiled as a history of the saltwater tonnage built on the lakes during the first war. Its author was the Rev. Edward J. Dowling, S.J., an honourary life member of T.M.H.S. The book had been a natural development of the listing of "Lakers" which Fr. Dowling had printed in the Detroit Marine Historian, of which he was then editor, during 1956 and 1957.

The book has since been updated and, with the addition of numerous illustrations, many in colour, has been re-released by the Marine Publishing Co. of the Michigan Soo. Retitled KNOW YOUR LAKERS OF WORLD WAR I to bring it in line with other books put out by Marine Publishing, it appeared for sale earlier this year. As accurate and up-to-date as only Fr. Dowling could make it, this 120-page softcover is a "must" addition to the library of any serious marine historian. Without doubt, it is the definitive word on the subject of the "Lakers".

Those wishing to acquire the book should address Mr. Thomas J. Manse, Marine Publishing Company, P.O. Box 68, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783. U.S.A. The cost is $4.95 per copy, a reasonable investment for such a wealth of information and illustrations.


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