Coupon
Making Waves : Michigan's Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000
by Scott M. Peters


Overview - Michigan will always be known as the automobile capital of the world, but the Great Lakes State boasts a similarly rich heritage in the development of boat building in America. By the late nineteenth century, Michigan had emerged as the industry s hub, drawing together the most talented designers, builders, and engine makers to produce some of the fastest and most innovative boats ever created.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $65.00
  • Members Save 10% Club Price
    $ 58.50

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 3 copies from $72.92
 
eBook
Retail Price: $28.95
$18.96

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

 
 
 
 

More About Making Waves by Scott M. Peters
 
 
 
Overview
Michigan will always be known as the automobile capital of the world, but the Great Lakes State boasts a similarly rich heritage in the development of boat building in America. By the late nineteenth century, Michigan had emerged as the industry s hub, drawing together the most talented designers, builders, and engine makers to produce some of the fastest and most innovative boats ever created. Within decades, gifted Michigan entrepreneurs like Christopher Columbus Smith, John L. Hacker, and Gar Wood had established some of the nation s top boat brands and brought the prospect of boat ownership within reach for American consumers from all ranges of income. More than just revolutionizing recreational boating, Michigan boat builders also left their mark on history from developing the speedy runabouts favored by illicit rum-runners during the Prohibition era to creating the landing craft that carried Allied forces to shores in Europe and the Pacific in WWII. InMaking Waves, Scott M. Peters explores this intriguing story of people, processes, and products of an industry that evolved in Michigan but would change boating across the world."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780472072576
  • ISBN-10: 0472072579
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Regional
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 328


Related Categories

Books > History > United States - State & Local - General
Books > Transportation > Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Books > Business & Economics > Industries - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews