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Founded in 1988, Lynx Images is a combined publishing house and documentary film company specializing in high-quality projects on Great Lakes and Canadian history. As an exciting addition to this new catalogue, we have chosen a complementary selection of Great Lakes books and some of PBS' most popular videos. You are welcome to browse and preview our documentaries at our showroom. Customer feedback is important to us as we wish to continue to provide the best possible service. Thank you for your support.

-Russell Floren, President

Great Lakes Books and Videos

(All Prices in Canadian Funds)

List of Titles and prices with shipping press HERE


Alone in the Night:Lighthouses of Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island, and the North Channel

Traces the evolution of 130 years of lightkeeping by revealing the heroic and the scandalous, the gritty and routine aspects of this remarkable chapter of marine history. The book, featuring over 50 lighthouses, stories, and 400 photographs, is among the most comprehensive written on Great lakes.

72-minute video/ 300-page book

8 1/2" x 11" 0-9698427-4-0Book/Video $49.95

0-9698427-6-7 Video $29.95

0-9698427-5-9 Book $34.95

Richly detailed... beautifully produced -The Beaver


Anyplace Wild

This film explores the vast wilderness waterways separating Canada and the U.S. which opened new frontiers for generations of pioneers as they pushed westward, and served as the "interstate" of the fur traders in the 1800's.

60 minutes 0780620291 $29.95




Dangerous Coast: Pictured Rocks Shipwrecks

by F. Stonehouse

275 pages

ISBN 0932212-93-x

b/w photos $21.95


Gales of November: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

By Robert J. Hemming

The most famous of the Great Lakes shipwrecks, the Edmund Fitzgerald was immortalized by Gordon Lightfoot's ballad.

Hemming relies on extensive research and uses storytelling to portray the event of the famous laker's tragic end--readers won't be able to put the book down. Includes a centre spread of pictures of the wreck 500 feet below the icy waters of Lake Superior. For anyone interested in the lore of the lakes or just a good mystery, this book is an excellent read.


248 pages with b/w photos

ISBN 1-882376-33-1 $23.95



Ghostly Lights

Phantom shadows on Lake Ontario... drowning sailors on Lake Superior... mysterious disappearances on Georgian Bay... you'll love these twenty-one spine-tingling tales.

By Annick Hivet-Carthew

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 b/w photos

ISBN 0-923568-44-1 $21.95


Ghosts of the Bay

The Forgotten History of Georgian Bay

by Russell Floren & Andrea Gutsche

Over 16,000 copies sold! Take a journey to Georgian Bay's forgotten past, with Ghosts of the Bay. Visit an eerie world of shipwrecks, abandoned boom towns and missions. These worn monuments emerge with their tales of adventure, scandal and folklore, revealing the lively and often brutal experiences of those who dared to make a life on these shores. Highlights over 140 sites, with archival photographs and 50 maps.

92-minute video/300-page book

0-9698427-1-6 Bk/Video $49.95

0-9698427-0-8 Video $29.95

0-9698427-3-2 Book $24.95

Great Lakes Shipwrecks and Survivals

By William Ratigan

385 pages

ISBN 0802870-10-4






Great Lakes Lighthouse Tales

by Frederick Stonehouse

Tells the story of the exciting human side of lightkeeping, the deadly storms, killing fogs & numbing loneliness those who kept the lights endured.


5 1/2 x 8 1/2

b/w photos

ISBN 0-932212-99-9


Great Lakes Lighthouses:

American & Canadian A Comprehensive Directory and Guide

Wes Oleszewski

5 1/2 x 8 1/2

b/w photos

ISBN 0-932212-98-0


Haunted Lakes

Great Lakes Ghost Stories,

Superstitions and Sea Serpents

By Frederick Stonehouse

This book contains never-before-told stories from the U.S. and Canada. Possessed lighthouses and tragedies that have kept troubled souls walking the corridors... ghostly captains signalling their home port from vessels long gone... sea monsters that appear before the most trusted sailors of the Great Lakes. Noted historian and award-winning author Frederick Stonehouse spent years researching reports of the odd and ghostly accounts throughout all the Great Lakes.

200 pages w/illustrations

$21.95 ISBN 0-942235-30-4


Ice Water Museum

180 pages 8 1 /2 x 5 1/2

ISBN 0932212-43-3

b/w photos






Ladies of the Lakes

by James Clary

A delightful narrative of maritime history on the Great Lakes. There are tales of pleasant excursion cruises on the S.S. South American, the "Sweetheart of the Lakes"; of chilling cloak-and-dagger espionage aboard the U.S.S. Michigan during the Civil War; and of great sea battles fought on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. The reader will experience the unforgettable terror of the tragic loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and come along for a ride aboard a giant, modern freighter. A nostalgic treasury of tales for those who love the lore of the inland seas. Filled with photographs, memorabilia, and the author's own illustrations.

191 pages 8 1/2 x 11

with colour and B/w photos

ISBN 1-882376-07




Lake Superior Shipwrecks

by Dr. Julius Wolff Jr.

304 pages 8 1/2 x 8 t-paper

ISBN 0-942235-01-0


200 historical photos, maps,

charts, over 1,700 ships named


Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast

by F. Stonehouse

ISBN 0932212-43-3 275 pages

b/w photos $19.95





Legendary Lighthouses

Three stunning documentary videos examines lighthouses of the North Atlantic, Maine, California, South Atlantic, Pacific Northwest and the Western Great Lake s. This series offers the viewer an up close opportunity to rediscover the romance and the history of these fabled structures.

Three tapes, 120 minutes each

California and Pacific Northwest

LL01 $29.95

North Atlantic and Maine

LL02 $29.95

Western Great Lakes & S. Atlantic

LL03 $29.95

LL04 Box Set $89.85

Mysteries and Histories:

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

by Wes Oleszewski

295 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 tp

ISBN 0932212-78-6 $21.95

There are over 5,000 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes and every one of these disasters has a story. This book attempts to reconstruct the events leading up to and during the disasters and deciphers the mysteries behind the Lakes' most harrowing events.

The North Channel and St. Mary's River: A Guide to the history

Brimming with stories, folklore and eccentric frontier characters, the book pulls you along on an engaging journey of discovery, stretching from the ancient, quartzite hills of Killarney, west along Manitoulin Island and the North Channel, to the St. Mary's River and the two Saults. Includes over 125 sites, maps and archival photographs.

5 x 7 1/2" 330-page book

1-894073-00-2 $24.95


Old Forts of the Great Lakes

by James Barry

A fascinating account of the military posts and forts of the Great Lakes from the 1600s to the late 1800s. The book is full of engrossing information about the construction and history of these sentinels in the wilderness around which the historical currents of two fledgling countries swirled. It details the roles the forts played as hubs of trade, military activity, and social life at the edges of empire. Some twenty of these important sites of Great Lakes history can still be seen. Richly illustrated with photographs, rare drawings, prints and maps.

 176 pages 7 x 10

ISBN 1-882376-05-6 $29.95




Schooners in Peril

A vivid collection of true short stories about tall ships and the men and women who sailed them, enduring a life of both freedom and hardship.

by James Donahue

237pages 6 x 8

b/w photos

ISBN 1-882376-23-4 $21.95


Ships of the Great Lakes

Explorers, voyageurs, merchants, travelers and fighting men have ranged the Lakes in many types of ships. This book describes their working lives, moments of fame and often dramatic deaths as well as the building of the Welland and Sault Ste. Marie canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway, progress in technology, lifesaving, icebreaking, shipbuilding, containerized freight, tugboats, the first lighthouse and the last lightship. A lively, informative account of life in the Great Lakes regions of Canada and the United States.

272 pages 8 1/2 x 11 trade paper

ISBN 1-882376-26-9



Shipwrecks of Lake Huron: The Great Sweetwater Sea

by J. Parker


183 p. b/w photos





Shipwrecks of Isle Royale National Park

Edited by Daniel J. Lenihan

240 Pages 8 1/2 x 11 trade paper

with colour and b/w photos

ISBN 0-942235-18-5





Shipwrecks of Lake Superior

Examines the underwater graveyard of Lake Superior through storytelling, archival photographs and current photography of the ships as they now lie.

edited by James Marshall

100 pags 8 1/2 x 11

b/w photos and colour

ISBN 0942235-00-2




of the Great Lakes

by F. Erick Carne

Original watercolours highlight this beautiful text about the delights of the five Great Lakes. From Thunder Bay on Lake Superior to Kingston on Lake Ontario, over 100 beautiful watercolours and numerous sketches illuminate life along the shorelines: lighthouses, wildlife, historic and natural sites, landmarks, shipping, beaches, fishing and many more familiar scenes. Experience the essence of the beauty and bounty of the Great Lakes.

160 pages 9 1/2 x 14 tp

ISBN 1-882376-25-0




Sounds of Disaster

by Wes Oleszewski

136 pages

ISBN 0932212-176-x b/w photos







Steaming Through Smoke and Fire: 1871

True Stories of Shipwreck and Disaster on the Great Lakes

by James Donahue

162 pages






Superior:Under the Shadow of the Gods

by Barbara Chisholm, Andrea Gutsche & Russell Floren

The history of Lake Superior's magnificent Canadian shore is explored in all its drama in this remarkable book and film. The book follows the Canadian shore from Sault Ste. Marie north past Thunder Bay to the American border. Past and present are linked through historical stories, ghost towns, shipwrecks and other fascinating abandoned sites. The book includes over 200 sites, maps and archival photographs.

The breathtaking film reveals Lake Superior as a world belonging to the gods. The human experience here is one of challenge; our attempts to exploit this place have left ghost towns and other fading marks on these wild and rugged shores. Rare archival footage and photographs, voices from the past, stunning cinematography, and a haunting score enrich these compelling sagas.

72-minute video/320-page book

0-9698427-9-1 Bk/Video $49.95

0-9698427-8-3 Video $29.95

0-9698427-7-5 Book $24.95


The Superior Way:

A Cruising Guide to Lake Superior

by Bonnie Dahl

350 pages 6 x 9 spiral-bound

with b/w pictures and maps

ISBN 0-942235-14-2


Visit the isolated areas and remote harbours of the lake with seasoned boater Bonnie Dahl as your guide. Detailed harbour maps and directions. A book no cruising vessel on the inland sea should be without.


Tales of the Old North Shore

by Howard Sivertson

94 pages Hard Cover 9 x 11

with colour paintings

ISBN 0-942235-29-0


Tales of the Old North Shore is a collection of paintings and stories revealing the sometime daring, often humorous and always poignant adventures of the citizens of Lake Superior's North Shore. With 44 paintings.



Terrifying Steamboat Stories

by James Donahue

210 pages

ISBN 1882376-36-6







True Adventures on the Great Lakes:

Ghost Ships, Gales & Forgotten Tales

by Wes Oleszewski

212 pages 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

b/w photos

ISBN 0932212-83-2

$19. 95






Went Missing: Unsolved Great Lakes Shipwreck Mysteries

by F. Stonehouse

222 pages


b/w photos





Wreck Ashore

This gripping book about the U.S. Life-Saving Service looks at the agency's history from 1870 to 1915, and the dedicated men who conducted harrowing rescues.

224 pages 8 1/2 x 11

b/w photos

ISBN 0942235-22-3





The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

100,000 copies sold!

by Frederick Stonehouse

230-pages 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

ISBN 0932212-88-3

b/w photos









Wrecks and Rescues of the Great Lakes

Through stories presented in a personal manner, Barry reveals the human drama of shipping disasters and rescues on the Great Lakes. Included are the sad fates of great sailing ships, steamboats, side-wheelers, and modern freighters which perished by fire, collision, ice, and storm. Some, like the Manistee, sailed into history, never to be seen again. Other disasters, like the capsizing of the Eastland at a Chicago dock, the wreck of the liner Huronic, and that of the Edmund Fitzgerald, illustrate the power of the Great Lakes and the frailty of the vessels that sailed them. Handsomely illustrated with 149 black-and-white photographs, this book belongs in everyone's library of maritime history.

by James Barry

117 pages 8 1/2 x 11 trade paper

ISBN 1-882376-01-3



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