Strategically placed on the southern shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago has always been an important transportation and trading hub. Early Native American settlers discovered Chicago's rich resources, French missionaries and trappers found the Chicago River an excellent portage to the Des Plaines, Illinois, and Mississippi Rivers, and merchants used it to ship lumber and grain to the rest of the world. Maritime Chicago tells the story of this city situated on a great "inland sea." From the thrill of two lakefront World's ...

Maritime Chicago 2000, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780738507613

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Maritime Chicago 2000, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531604721