Through much of the nineteenth century, steam-powered ships provided one of the most reliable and comfortable transportation options on the Great Lakes. Join us for a free, virtual conversation with author Joel Stone, and revisit this elegant era of maritime history and the floating palaces that once navigated Great Lakes waters. We will discuss how he brings history to life in his writing and answer questions from attendees. The University of Michigan Press Great Lakes is the proud publisher of his book "Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes: A History of Passenger Steamships on the Inland Seas."
Joel Stone is Curator for the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Detroit Historical Society. Raised in the Detroit area, his research has focused on North American frontier and maritime cultures. He is also the coeditor of "Border Crossings: The Detroit River Region in the War of 1812" and author of “Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies.”
During the month of February, get your copy of "Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes: A History of Passenger Steamships on the Inland Seas" for only $14 and free shipping by using the discount code "UMGL14STONE" on our website: https://www.press.umich.edu/4641722/floating_palaces_of_the_great_lakes