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.
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
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
pages of the Yard's History
1 R.W. ENGLAND
130 ANN ARBOR NO. 6
245 BENSON FORD
# 269 MYRON C. TAYLOR
# 290 RICHARD J. REISS
# 301 EDMUND FITZGERALD
Table of Contents
of each section
of ships covered
began shipping on December 5. Books are sent media mail and delivery
can take 2 - 4 weeks.
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