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Third Coast Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes

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ISBN-10: 1556527217

ISBN-13: 9781556527210

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ted McClelland

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Chronicling the author's 10,000-mile "Great Lakes Circle Tour," this travel memoir seeks to answer a burning question: "Is there a Great Lakes culture, and if so, what is it?" Largely associated with the Midwest, the Great Lakes region actually has a culture that transcends the border between the United States and Canada. United by a love of encased meats, hockey, beer, snowmobiling, deer hunting, and classic-rock power ballads, the folks in Detroit have more in common with citizens in Windsor, Ontario, than those in Wichita, Kansas--while Toronto residents have more in common with Chicagoans than Montreal's population. Much more than a typical armchair travel book, this humorous cultural…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Ted McClelland is the author of "Horseplayers: Life at the Track," a senior editor at "Lake" magazine, and a writer who has contributed to "Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune," Salon.com, Slate.com, and "Utne Reader."

Acknowledgments
Map of the Great Lakes
Introduction
East Side Stories: Illinois-Chicago's East Side; Indiana-Hobart
Suburbia's Waiting Room: Illinois-Chicago's North Side
The Drunkest City in America: Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ya Hey!: Wisconsin-Elkhart Lake, Howards Grove, Haven, Two Rivers
Door to the North: Wisconsin-Door County, Green Bay
Yoopers and Trolls: Michigan-Escanaba, the Garden Peninsula, Manistique, Whitefish Point, Paradise
Boat Nerds: Michigan-Sault Ste. Marie; Ontario-Sault Ste. Marie
Marquette's Only Son: Michigan-Mackinac Island
The North Country's Other Great Folksinger: Michigan-Marquette
A Long Way from a Long Way from Anywhere: Michigan-Isle Royale, Ironwood
Highway 61 Visited: Minnesota-Duluth, Grand Marais
Above Lake Superior: Ontario-Thunder Bay, Pays Plat First Nations Reserve, Schreiber
The Ojibway Way: Ontario-Pukaskwa National Park
The World's Largest Freshwater Island: Ontario-Manitoulin Island
Emancipation Day: Ontario-Owen Sound
Southern Ontario Gothic: Ontario-Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Port Dover
Greetings from Niagara Falls!: Ontario-Niagara Falls, Hamilton
The New Canadians: Ontario-Toronto
For Queen and Canada: Ontario-Prince Edward County, Adolphustown, Kingston
The Burned-Over District: New York-Sackets Harbor, New Haven, Oswego
The Irony of Buffalo: New York-Buffalo; Pennsylvania-Erie
Ethnic Jazz: Ohio-Cleveland
Black Bottom Blues: Michigan-Detroit; Ontario-Windsor
Like 1812 All Over Again: Ontario-Port Rowan
The Great Bay Port Fish Sandwich Controversy: Michigan-Bay Port
What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor?: Michigan-Rogers City
My Home Lake: Michigan-Mackinaw City, Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor, Ludington, New Buffalo; Indiana-Michigan City
Epilogue