AuthorRyan, George R., author.
TitleLake Carriers' Association History 1880-2015 / George J. Ryan.
Published[Place of publication not identified] : Xlibris, 2017.
Descriptionxix, 535 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General NoteIncludes index.
Formatted NoteContents: Introduction -- Personal Reflection -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1: Lake Carriers' Association History, 1880 to 1902 -- Chapter 2: The Livingstone Presidency and the Reorganization of 1903 -- Chapter 3: J.S. Ashley and Captain Joseph S. Wood, 1925-1937 -- Chapter 4: Alexander T. Wood, 1938-1946 -- Chapter 5: John T. Hutchinson and VADM Lyndon Spencer, 1947-1962 -- Chapter 6: VADM James A. Hirshfield, 1962-1970 -- Chapter 7: VADM Paul Trimble, 1970-1982 -- Chapter 8: George J. Ryan, 1983-2002 -- Chapter 9: James H.I. Weakley 2003-Present.
Summary NoteSummary: The book tells the story of the Lake Carriers' Association and its contributions to Great Lakes shipping, the Great Lakes region, and the national economy since its founding days in 1880 to the present. It describes the objectives of LCA in all the periods of history in chapters focused on the leadership and important concerns of that time. The leaders were presidents of major Great Lakes ship owner member companies, and later, professional men with significant maritime and government affairs experience. The LCA objectives were to improve safety of vessels and crews, obtaining government support for improvement of locks, channels, and ports, installation of aids to navigation and ice breaking, and in preventing unnecessary government regulations. There is a section on the contributions of William Livingstone, the longest serving president. Other sections tell the story of the work of LCA committees on navigation, engineering, environment, crew selection, training and national security. The book is a tribute to the LCA staff and the many people who served on LCA committees.
SubjectsGreat Lakes.
Lake Carriers' Association.
Lake Carriers' Association -- History.
Shipping -- Great Lakes (North America) -- History.
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: HE 564 A2 R988 2017
CA-1902748: LC class, closed stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 65801]