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by Dana Thomas Bowen - Although Bowen's series was written in the 1940s and 50s, the books remains among the classic literature of the Lakes.  Lore of the Lakes is a compendium of Great Lakes shipping stories which have now become folklore.   Bowen's books are equivalent to "Great Lakes maritime history 101."   These are among the first books any student of Great Lakes history should consider buying.  Bowen's books in hardcover are long out of print are now collectible.   The few remaining copies can be obtained at used book outlets.

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