9780738561172

Maritime Bay County

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738561172

  • ISBN10:

    0738561177

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-23
  • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
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Summary

Since the 1830s when the first hints of permanent settlement appeared on the banks near the mouth of the Saginaw River, the river and bay have supported the busy traffic of a major Great Lakes seaport, the humming saws of hundreds of lumber mills, the waves caused by countless vessel launches, and the many other sounds, sights, and smells indicative of industry and innovation. Bay City and West Bay City became major players in the lumbering, shipping, and shipbuilding industries on the Great Lakes from the mid-1800s into the 19th century. Indeed, innovation and perseverance have been the keys to Bay County’s world-class maritime industry and culture that are still apparent today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
A Maritime Townp. 9
Capt. James Davidson, Shipbuilderp. 19
F. W. Wheeler and Successorsp. 33
Logs to Lumberp. 49
Knock-Down Boats to Yachtsp. 67
Defoe Shipbuilding Companyp. 77
The Port of Bay Cityp. 93
Pleasure Craft and Hydroplanesp. 103
Life on the River and Bayp. 119
Bibliographyp. 126
About the Bay County Historical Societyp. 127
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