Tin Stackers

Tin Stackers

During these years the Tin Stackers mostly earned their keep hauling iron ore , but the fleet's smaller ships also kept busy carrying coal , stone , and even grain , along with such prosaic cargoes as pit iron , scrap turnings , cement ...

Author: Al Miller

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328326

Category: History

Page: 364

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Tin Stackers tells its story of the role of the U.S. Steel Corporation's largest commercial fleet.
Categories: History

Queen of the Lakes

Queen of the Lakes

Tin-Stackers. Before the Wolvin first slid into the water at Lorain, U.S. Steel had already contracted for the construction of four ships that would embody many of the design innovations pioneered by the big Acme freighter and would ...

Author: Mark L. Thompson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814343371

Category: History

Page: 220

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This book is an account of the ships that have borne the name "Queen of the Lakes," an honorary title indicating that, at the time of its launching, a ship is the longest on the Great Lakes. In one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the maritime history of the lakes, Mark L. Thompson presents a vignette of each of the dozens of ships that have held the title, chronicling the dates the ship sailed, its dimensions, the derivation of its name, its role in the economic development of the region, and its sailing history. Through the stories of the individual ships, Thompson also describes the growth of ship design on the Great Lakes and the changing nature of the shipping industry on the lakes. The launching of the first ship on Lake Ontario in 1678 - the diminutive Frontenac, a small, two-masted vessel of only about ten tons and no more than forty or forty-five feet long - set in motion an evolutionary process that has continued for more than three hundred years. That ship is the direct ancestor of all the ships that ever have operated on the Great Lakes, from the Str. Onoko, launched in 1882 and the first ship to bear the name Queen of the Lakes; to the Str. W. D. Rees, which held its title for only a few weeks, to today's Queen, the Tregurtha, the longest ship on the lakes since its launching in 1981. Although ships on the Great Lakes may be surpassed in size and efficiency by many of the modern ocean freighters, Thompson notes that the ships now sailing on the great freshwater seas of North America have achieved a level of operating mastery that is unrivaled anywhere else in the world, considering the inherent limitations of the Great Lakes system. The Tregurtha reigns as a model of unsurpassed maritime craftsmanship and as heir to a long and glorious tradition of excellence. Every magnificent ship that has borne the title in the past has contributed in some part to the greatness embodied in the Tregurtha. In time, her title as Queen of the Lakes will pass to another monumental freighter that will carry the art and science of shipbuilding and operation to even greater heights.
Categories: History

Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company

Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company

... see Thompson, Queen of the Lakes. Bowlus, Iron Ore Transport on the Great Lakes, 175, 189. Miller, Tin Stackers, 39, discusses this topic as it applied to the Pittsburgh Steamship, a successor organization. Miller, Tin Stackers, 40.

Author: C. Roger Pellett

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814344774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.
Categories: Business & Economics

Steamboats Sailors of the Great Lakes

Steamboats   Sailors of the Great Lakes

That in- hulls and distinctive silver smokestacks , and they volvement led Hanna to lease mining lands and were soon tagged " the tin stackers , ” a nickname that purchase a fleet of ships , nicknamed “ the Black endures yet today .

Author: Mark L. Thompson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814323596

Category: Transportation

Page: 244

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Steamboats and Sailors of the Great Lakes is the most thorough and factual study of the Great Lakes shipping industry written this century. Author Mark L. Thompson tells the fascinating story of the world's most efficient bulk transportation system, describing the Great Lakes freighters, the cargoes of the great ships, and the men and women who have served as crew. He documents the dramatic changes that have taken place in the industry and looks at the critical role that Great Lakes shipping plays in the economic well-being of the U.S. and Canada, despite the fact that the size of the fleet and the amount of cargo carried have declined dramatically in recent years.
Categories: Transportation

Fired Magic

Fired Magic

... by Napier Shelton , 1999 Tin Stackers : The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company , by Al Miller , 1999 Art in Detroit Public Places , revised edition , text by Dennis Nawrocki , photographs by David Clements , 1999 Brewed in ...

Author: Marcy Heller Fisher

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814331432

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 100

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Mary Chase Perry Stratton and Horace J. Caulkins founded Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery in 1903 during the height of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Now celebrating its centennial, Pewabic is one of the few historic art potteries still operating in the United States. The pottery remains an integral part of artistic life in the Detroit area; its presence in the city is underscored by such installations as the modern tile murals in Detroit’s People Mover Stations, the fairy tale friezes around fireplaces in area schools, and mosaic-tiled ceilings in museums and churches. Fired Magic is the story of a child discovering the beauty of Pewabic tile installations in the metropolitan Detroit area. Readers accompany the main character Angie on a tour of architecturally significant historic and contemporary tiled floors, ceilings, fountains, fireplaces, and other tile installations that grace the city and its environs—such as Belle Isle Park, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Educational Community, and the Detroit Zoo. Readers also join Angie in taking a class at Pewabic Pottery, where she learns to make tiles and other clay objects. The book provides a glossary of ceramic terms and a comprehensive list of Pewabic installations around the United States so that readers may discover the beauty of Pewabic tile for themselves. This is the second in a series of books celebrating the cultural heritage of Detroit and the Great Lakes. Like the first in the series, The Outdoor Museum: The Magic of Michigan’s Marshall M. Fredericks (Wayne State University Press, 2001), this book is written for students from age 8 and above; however, it is enjoyable for art lovers of all ages. Through its inviting tale and rich illustrations, Fired Magic relates the history of Pewabic Pottery from its beginnings in the Arts and Crafts Movement and furthers the pottery’s present-day mission to support, educate, and foster appreciation for ceramic art.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

For the Good of the Children

For the Good of the Children

... 1997 From Saginaw Valley to Tin Pan Alley : Saginaw's Contribution to American Popular Music , 1890-1955 , by R. ... by Napier Shelton , 1999 Tin Stackers : The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company , by Al Miller , 1999 Art ...

Author: Gay Pitman Zieger

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081433086X

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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The story of a notable children's institution founded at the turn of the twentieth century, this book looks at the lives of troubled children and those who helped them, and illuminates major shifts in America's child welfare system.
Categories: Social Science

Graveyard of the Lakes

Graveyard of the Lakes

Ships in the Pittsburgh Steamship fleet were often referred to as " tin stackers . " Their smokestacks were painted silver and looked to some like tin cans . 143. Geoffrey Howes , " Ten Minutes and She Was Gone , " Detroit Free Press ...

Author: Mark L. Thompson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814332269

Category: History

Page: 428

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A historically accurate, well-rounded picture of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.
Categories: History

Art in Detroit Public Places

Art in Detroit Public Places

... 1997 From Saginaw Valley to Tin Pan Alley : Saginaw's Contribution to American Popular Music , 1890–1955 , by R. Grant ... 1999 Tin Stackers : The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company , by Al Miller , 1999 Brewed in Detroit ...

Author: Dennis Alan Nawrocki

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814327028

Category: Art

Page: 196

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This is a guidebook to the many major examples of public art in metropolitan Detroit and a proof that the tradition of art in public places is enjoying a renaissance. It studies 120 sites, organized into five geographical districts. Each area includes a map to facilitate a walking or driving tour. The text provides a brief discussion of the history of each work, the nature of its commission, and its relation to its site.
Categories: Art

Uppermost Canada

Uppermost Canada

... by Napier Shelton , 1999 Tin Stackers : The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company , by Al Miller , 1999 Art in Detroit Public Places , revised edition , text by Dennis Nawrocki , photographs by David Clements , 1999 Brewed in ...

Author: R. Alan Douglas

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328679

Category: History

Page: 330

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Uppermost Canada examines the historical, cultural, and social history of the Canadian portion of the Detroit River community in the first half of the nineteenth century. The phrase "Uppermost Canada," denoting the western frontier of Upper Canada (modern Ontario), was applied to the Canadian shore of the Detroit River during the War of 1812 by a British officer, who attributed it to President James Madison. The Western District was one of the partly-judicial, partly-governmental municipal units combining contradictory arisocratic and democratic traditions into which the province was divided until 1850. With its substantial French-Canadian population and its veneer of British officialdom, in close proximity to a newly American outpost, the Western District was potentially the most unstable. Despite all however, Alan Douglas demonstrates that the Western District endured without apparent change longer than any of the others.
Categories: History

Great Lakes Journey

Great Lakes Journey

... Lakes and Streams , by Michael Delp , 1997 From Saginaw Valley to Tin Pan Alley : Saginaw's Contribution to ... by Napier Shelton , 1999 Tin Stackers : The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company , by Al Miller , 1999 Art in ...

Author: William Ashworth

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328377

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 909

A detailed picture of the status of the Great Lakes at the end of the twentieth century.
Categories: History