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Indian legends, shipping tales, folklore, and myths spanning the last 150 years are gathered together for the first time in this collection of Great Lakes maritime stories. The presence of Indian culture, the unpredictable climate, the dangerous closeness of the shoreline, and the bloody history of shipping on the Lakes contribute greatly to the uniqueness of maritime literature on the Lakes.
Sweetwater, Storms, and Spirits will appeal to those interested in both Native American literature and history and Great Lakes maritime history, and to those who simply enjoy a good maritime tale. The collection is a seabag of different kinds of stories, myths, and tales that together create a picture of life as it has been lived on the Great Lakes.
Editor's Note 18
Masters and Men
Out of the Trough, Ralph Emberg 23
Helmsmen on Lake Erie, Anonymous 38
A Gold-Headed Cane, Walter Havighurst 44
The Bosun's Chair, George Vukelich 61
St. Elmo's Fire
A Lake Huron Ghost Story, Anonymous 85
From Scenes on Lake Huron, A North American 93
Nanabushu Swallowed by the Sturgeon, Ojibwa Myth Collected by William Jones 112
Now Great-Lynx, Ojibwa Story Collected by William Jones 119
The Snow Wassett, Anonymous: Collected by Ivan H. Walton 122
An Anchor in a Graveyard, C.H.J. Snider 125
The Origin of the White Fish, Ojibwa Myth Collected by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 141
The Fish Pirates, James Oliver Curwood 146
The Sturgeon, George Vukelich 172
Lighthouses and Lockkeepers
Ballast Island, Constance Fenimore Woolson 199
The Fall of the Lighthouse, Frances Ward Hurlbut 229
Geraniums, Dean Eltham 233
White SquallGetting Bounty from the English, Menomini Story Collected by Leonard Bloomfield 251
Biographical Notes 337