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Lumber in Michigan

Lumber Boat
Lumber:
In the middle of the 19th century, lumber was a giant industry in Michigan. Ships sailed regularly to the lumber camps near Saginaw Bay to return with lumber for the exploding construction industry of Detroit. They sailed as long as possible into the winter when storms were common, and lives were lost. The episodes of shipping in Book Six are derived from tales told to me in my youth. Read More 
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