Osgood: Boston, 1871. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-0535

7 x 5", brown cloth, 256pp. Covers have light wear, spine sunned, tears to tips of spine, bookplate, ink name and date (Detroit 1875), contents very good condition. Bookplate and ink name belong to well known Detroit businessman William Livingstone 1844-1925. He founded the Michigan Navigation Company, published The Detroit Evening News, was an elected representative for Wayne County, helped to establish the Lake Carriers' Association of which he was president until his death. He was also president of the Dime Savings Bank. But he was best known for his contributions to Great Lakes Shipping. He was influential in getting the Davis & Sabin locks built at Sault Ste. Marie, the deepening and straightening of channels in the St. Mary's River and Lake St. Clair, the building of an independent waterway for downbound vessels in the lower Detroit River which became known as the Livingstone Channel. After Livingstone died, a lighthouse was built on Belle Isle and named after the Livingstone Lighthouse in his honor.

Price: $45.00

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