Over 2,150 individuals from 47 states and four countries are members of The Great Lakes Historical Society. Without a doubt, what brings this diverse group of individuals together is our award-winning quarterly journal, Inland Seas©. Published continuously since 1945, this historical journal brings to life many facets of Great Lakes history. From the Edmund Fitzgerald to recreational sailing, our writers depict events and experiences that capture the essence of Great Lakes history. Our writers also present their research in a narrative style that does not lose the reader in footnotes and arcane points of historical minutia.
Some titles recently published in Inland Seas©:
The Good Old Days of the Port of Oswego, by Richard F. Palmer
Anatomy of an Archaeological Investigation on the Schooner Thomas Hume, by Valerie van Heest
McDougall’s Patented Anchor, by Neel R. Zoss
John Mosier and the Niagara: Joint Stock Associations and the Transition from Sail to Steam, by Walter Lewis
An Historical Review of “Current” Events: Finding the Extent of Michigan’s Three Largest Rivers, by Le Roy Barnett
A Long-Ago Lake Ontario Tragedy, The 1894 Sinking of the Schooner Hartford, by David Shampine
Membership to The Great Lakes Historical Society includes a subscription to Inland Seas©. As a member, you can enjoy these and other stories that have captivated readers since 1945! Learn more about membership.
Inland Seas© archives are available on CD-ROM from the Museum Store! Currently, there are five decades available (1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s), with the 1990s coming soon! Each CD-ROM covers one decade. For more information, visit the Museum Store.
Submitting Articles for Publication in Inland Seas©:
Articles, letters, pictures, and books relating to the history, geography, transportation, industry, people, and lifestyles of the Great Lakes region are cordially considered. All submitted articles are subject to review and acceptance for publication by the Editor. Photos/art carefully returned. Digital art may be submitted, 4″x6″, 300 dpi, TIF file. Call for access to our FTP site to upload images. To submit an article, or for more information, contact the Editor.
Editor, Inland Seas©
The Great Lakes Historical Society
480 Main St.
P.O. Box 435
Vermilion, OH 44089
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