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Call of the north wind : voyages and adventures on Lake Superior
Bree, Marlin, 1933-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Saint Paul, Minn. : Marlor Press ; Chicago : distributed in the U.S.A. to the book trade by Contemporary Books, [1996]

Physical Description:
202 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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F552 .B743 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In Call of the North Wind , the author retraces voyages of lost ships, early explorers and heroic sea captains in a rich narrative of adventure and history of Lake Superior. As he sails along the Shipwreck Coast in a 35-foot catamaran, Marlin Bree goes on the track of the Edmund Fitzgerald and reconstructs the last hours of the giant boat--and meets up with some of the infamous storms that took it down with the loss of all hands. He delves into the legends and folklore of the first explorers of the Big Lake and the incredible Warriors of the Storm (They had to go out--they didn't have to come back.) A fascinating voyage that will fascinate and sometimes surprise you.

Author Notes

Marlin Bree is the author of numerous boating books including Broken Seas, Call of the North Wind, In the Teeth of the Northeaster, Wake of the Green Storm, the Boat Log & Record, the Dangerous Book for Boaters , and co-authored Alone Against the Atlantic with sailor Gerry Spiess. He is the two-time winner of Boating Writers International's Grand Prize Award for outstanding maritime journalism. He contributes to numerous magazines including the Ensign, Small Craft Advisor, and Cruising World . He is a former editor of the Sunday magazine for the Minneapolis Tribune.