This book covers more than a century of nautical disasters which took
place in Lake Michigan along the North Shore of Chicago, a distance
spanning roughly 25 miles from Evanston to Waukegan. This area is
characterized by rather short beaches with high bluffs and deep ravines.
The tricky currents of Lake Michigan have created rocky shoals and
sandbars that extend as far as five miles out into the lake.
The Great Lakes are among the most heavily trafficked waterways in the
world. From 1860-1890, more ships arrived at and departed from the port of
Chicago than most of the ports in the Eastern United States combined.
Through the years, numerous vessels have met a variety of perils, taking
hundreds of lives with them.
This book is softbound with 88 pages, 62 photographs, a map of the area,
and an in-depth listing of virtually all of the more memorable shipping
disasters in the area around the North Shore.