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Author McClelland, Ted.

Title The third coast : sailors, strippers, fishermen, folksingers, long-haired Ojibway painters, and God-save-the-Queen monarchists of the Great Lakes / Ted McClelland
Edition First edition
Published Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Map of the Great Lakes x -- 1 East Side Stories: Illinois-Chicago's East Side; Indiana-Hobart 1 -- 2 Suburbia's Waiting Room: Illinois-Chicago's North Side 15 -- 3 The Drunkest City in America: Wisconsin-Milwaukee 27 -- 4 Ya Hey!: Wisconsin-Elkhart Lake, Howards Grove, Haven, Two Rivers 35 -- 5 Door to the North: Wisconsin-Door County, Green Bay 49 -- 6 Yoopers and Trolls: Michigan-Escanaba, the Garden Peninsula, Manistique, Whitefish Point, Paradise 63 -- 7 Boat Nerds: Michigan-Sault Ste. Marie; Ontario-Sault Ste. Marie 77 -- 8 Marquette's Only Son: Michigan-Mackinac Island 87 -- 9 The North Country's Other Great Folksinger: Michigan-Marquette 99 -- 10 A Long Way from a Long Way from Anywhere: Michigan-Isle Royale, Ironwood 105 -- 11 Highway 61 Visited: Minnesota-Duluth, Grand Marais 117 -- 12 Above Lake Superior: Ontario-Thunder Bay, Pays Plat First Nations Reserve, Schreiber 131 -- 13 The Ojibway Way: Ontario-Pukaskwa National Park 149 -- 14 The World's Largest Freshwater Island: Ontario-Manitoulin Island 163 -- 15 Emancipation Day: Ontario-Owen Sound 175 -- 16 Southern Ontario Gothic: Ontario-Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Port Dover 185 -- 17 Greetings from Niagara Falls!: Ontario-Niagara Falls, Hamilton 197 -- 18 The New Canadians: Ontario-Toronto 207 -- 19 For Queen and Canada: Ontario-Prince Edward County, Adolphustown, Kingston 221 -- 20 The Burned-Over District: New York-Sackets Harbor, New Haven, Oswego 229 -- 21 The Irony of Buffalo: New York-Buffalo; Pennsylvania-Erie 239 -- 22 Ethnic Jazz: Ohio-Cleveland 255 -- 23 Black Bottom Blues: Michigan-Detroit; Ontario-Windsor 267 -- 24 Like 1812 All Over Again: Ontario-Port Rowan 287 -- 25 The Great Bay Port Fish Sandwich Controversy: Michigan-Bay Port 299 -- 26 What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor?: Michigan-Rogers City 307 -- 27 My Home Lake: Michigan-Mackinaw City, Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor, Ludington, New Buffalo; Indiana-Michigan City 315
Summary 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 tha
Notes "Some of the material in this book was originally published in Gapers block, the Chicago reader, True north, and Stop smiling"--Title page verso
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Subject McClelland, Ted -- Travel -- Great Lakes Region (North America)
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- Description and travel.
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- History, Local.
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- Social life and customs.
Lake States -- History, Local.
Ontario -- History, Local.
Genre/Form Biography
Local history.
Biographies.
Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306033195 (ebk)
1569765049 (electronic bk.)
9781306033190 (ebk)
9781569765043 (electronic bk.)