The Great Lakes Engineering Works
The Shipyard And Its Vessels


  The Marine Historical Society of Detroit is proud to announce the release of our new book on the history of the Great Lakes Engineering Works, a prominent Detroit area shipbuilder.

Over five hundred pages, this hard cover book took nearly four years to complete and is written in two major sections, which are amply illustrated with more than 1000 photographs.

The first section depicts GLEW’s three shipyards and their development at St. Clair, Ashtabula and the Detroit area from virtual marshlands to one of the most successful shipbuilding yards on the Great Lakes until its demise in 1961.

The second section of the book is dedicated to the 300 plus vessels that were built by GLEW’s three yards, describing each vessel’s history in detail with most being accompanied by an outstanding number of photographs, many of which have never been published and are very rare.

This book is a small run limited edition and can only be ordered directly from the Society.

The cost of the book is $59.95 in US funds plus shipping and handling of $5.00 to US addresses or $12.00 to Canadian addresses.



Preview the book

 The Yard:
   Sample pages of the Yard's History

 The Ships:
   Hull # 1 R.W. ENGLAND
   Hull # 130 ANN ARBOR NO. 6
   Hull # 245 BENSON FORD
   Hull # 269 MYRON C. TAYLOR
   Hull # 290 RICHARD J. REISS

 Table of contents:
   View the Table of Contents

   Sample of each section

   Complete index of ships covered

Books began shipping on December 5. Books are sent media mail and delivery can take 2 - 4 weeks.

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