Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes by Ed Butts.
This is a short book with 10 stories of Great Lakes adventures, including monsters sighted on these inland seas and a sampling of the 6,000 or so ships lost on the Great Lakes since the Griffon disappeared in 1679.
It is a quick and interesting read for adults. It would be a great book to read with kids ready to learn history. All the adventures and mysteries would make learning about inter-coastal commerce, industrial development, and navigable waterways much more interesting.
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I got this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program. I am making good progress on my list, but still have a few to go.