Anatomy of A DestroyerBook - 2007
The St. Clair River forms a vital waterway link between Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair. Ships from around the world ply its busy waters. A natural border between Ontario and Michigan, the St. Clair is known as "the world's busiest waterway." Exceptional vantage points from either shoreline allow interested observers to view the river's commercial and recreational activities throughout the year. St Clair Shipping-Marine Highway contains a wide array of images covering several eras, depicting the never-ending action and activities of the historic waterway. There are many rare photographs never before published, most from the author's personal collection, gathered over more than 60 years. The romantic passenger ships, the downbound parade of newly-built wartime vessels, salties from overseas, the workhorse sand and gravel carriers-all are featured. The St. Clair River area, "where it all began," was an ideal location for many pleasure-boat builders, including Chris Craft, Gar Wood, Mariner, Mac-Craft, Canadian Wildcat. They were noted for producing wooden hulls with a piano-like finish. The St Clair Shipping and Marine Highway also hosted a world class event in 1993, the prestigious Harmsworth race, which became emblematic of unlimited powerboat supremacy. Book jacket.
Publisher: St. Catharines, Ont. : Looking Back Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2007
Branch Call Number: 359.83540971 GOU
Characteristics: 127 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Looking back HMCS Haida