Format: Print Length
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1 edition (July 24, 2009)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.1 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
In Shining enormous Sea Water, historian Norman ok. Risjord bargains a grand journey of Lake Superior's notable heritage, taking readers during the centuries and into the lives of these who've traveled the lake and inhabited its shores.Through vigorous, informative chapters, Risjord starts with the lake's cataclysmic geological start, then explores the lives of local peoples alongside the shore earlier than ecu touch and through the fur alternate, displaying how better functioned as a "blue-water street" for Indians, early explorers, industries, and settlers. He outlines the advance of such towns as Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Ashland, Wisconsin; and Harbors, Minnesota, and tells the attention-grabbing histories of life-saving lighthouses and well-known shipwrecks. within the ultimate bankruptcy, Risjord appears to the long run, providing a clear-eyed account of the environmental and monetary demanding situations confronted by way of America's greatest freshwater lake.Interspersed through the booklet are convenient information for tourists, highlighting traditionally major websites that illustrate key items of Lake Superior's common and human historical past, together with nationwide lakeshores within the usa and provincial parks in Canada.