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"The First 50 Years: A history of Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd." (used book)

"The First 50 Years: A history of Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd." (used book)

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The First 50 Years: A history of Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd.

by Wally Macht

 

About the Book

Used Book. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good Condition.

-- From the dust jacket

In 1932, three men ricked everything to purchase an old, rusty freighter and bring a load of grain to Toronto Harbour. The company they formed back then has now become one of the largest Canadian shipping firms and is firmly embarked on a course of international expansion.

Author Wally Macht, of Canada AM, recounts the story of those 50 years; the dreams, the disappointments, the war years, corporate takeovers, and the dramatic confrontation with the Seaman’s International Union.

With more than 100 photographs, 24 in full-colour, of everything from the unusual “whaleback” freighters  of the turn of the century to the most modern self-unloaders in the world, Upper Lakes Shipping and all those interested in business in Canada.