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Since 1988, Lynx Images has been creating books and films that help deepen appreciation of this country's history. For several years we have focused on the Great Lakes, travelling extensively by boat, car, and airplane. Our books and films are intended to enliven your explorations, whether by road or by water. Included in this catalogue are other quality Great Lakes books not published by Lynx Images. Thank you for your input and support--revenue goes directly toward future history projects.

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

By Andrea Gutsche, Barbara Chisholm & Russell Floren

300 page book and companion 72 minute video
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 lighthouses.300 pages with 400 archival images, maps
book and video package $49.95
book $34.95 and video $29.95

How to order CircleTo Read excerpts and learn more great facts about Great Lakes lighthouses press Alone

Castles in the North: Canada's Grand Hotels

Castles in the North: Canada's Grand Hotels
Project Producers: Barbara Chisholm, Russell Floren & Andrea Gutsche

304-page hardcover book and companion 70-minute video
Castles of the North the book and film, celebrates the magnifcent history of Canada's grand hotels, buildings that are among the country's most recognized and storied landmarks. Step behind the doors of these venerable old buildings to hear the voices from the past: the guests who frequented them, the events that rocked them, and the ghosts that now haunt them. Both the book and film reveals the exceptional beauty of these grand places, and offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of the hotels in action, and of their hidden spaces. Captivating archival footage draws the viewer through the evolving eras.

THE BOOK: 304-page hardcover book featuring entertaining portraits of the historic grand hotels by distinguished writers from across the country; lavishly illustrated with 400 photographs; includes 35 grand hotels from coast to coast and offers additional information on hotels that are now gone, or that were planned but never built
THE FILM: Lavish cinematography and fascinating archival footage. Visit locations the public is never allowed to see including hidden and abandoned spaces.
ISBN 1-894073-16-9 video and book package $59.95
ISBN 1-894073-14-2 hardcover book (9"x10") $39.95
ISBN 1-894073-15-0 video (70 minutes) $29.95

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Enchanted Summers:
The Grand Hotels of Muskoka

By Cameron Taylor

172 page book and 50 minute companion video
This entertaining documentary brings back the romantic era of the heyday of Muskoka's grand hotels. Filled with fascinating archival shots and captivating 16 mm footage of the hotel sites as they now stand. Original 78 recordings evoke the unique spirit of each decade. The book features rare photographs and memorabilia from private collections; and humorous and poignant reminiscences from the people who ran the hotels, worked at them, and enjoyed summer after summer in their graceful surroundings.
book/video pkg $49.95
book $24.95 and video $29.95

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Ghosts of the Bay:
The Forgotten History of Georgian Bay

By Andrea Gutsche, Barbara Chisholm & Russell Floren

300 page book and companion 92 minute video
Over 16,000 copies sold! Take a journey to Georgian Bay's forgotten past. 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.
book and video package $49.95
book $24.95 and video $29.95

How to order CircleTo Read excerpts and learn intreguing stories about Georgian Bay press Ghosts

The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore:
An Illustrated History of Railway Stations in Canada

Ron Brown

This book is a celebration of the marvelous heritage of train stations in Canada. Styles of architecture, stories, and the decline of the stations are all addressed. The text is complemented by 185 archival photos and 24 pages of modern-day shots of the stations200 pages with b/w and colour photographs and illustrations VHS $24.95

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery
35 minute video

Recounts the development of Toronto's renowned burial ground, including fascinating stories of events and the people buried there.
$19.95 VHS

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Mysterious Islands:Forgotten Tales of the Great Lakes
Andrea Gutsche, Cindy Bisaillon

300-page book & 72-minute video
An island ruled by a king who declared it his own country, an island used as a hideout by a notorious pirate, an island mined by pre-historic copper miners... these are only a few of the stories in this remarkable collection. The book and film, Mysterious Islands, is a fascinating historical journey to islands in the vast basin of the five Great Lakes. Standing removed and alone, islands have been central to some of the most important, outrageous and tragic events in Great Lakes history, from a decisive and bloody naval battle in the War of 1812, to Prohibition rumrunning, to harrowing tales of shipwreck and rescue. The waves of time have left many islands behind, but remnants of the past still mark their shores- burial grounds, grand hotels, abandoned quarries, lighthouses, strategic forts, and even a castle. Indispensable for boaters, this guide book is brimming with stories of island names, shipwrecks, abandonded places, folklore and intrigue.
296pp. photos & illus. sc 1999

book and video package $49.95
book $24.95 and video $29.95

How to order CircleTo Read about some of the intreguing stories featured in Islands

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

By Andrea Gutsche and Barbara Chisholm

For centuries, Lake Huron's North Channel and St. Mary's River have provided an essential passageway, first for native peoples and then to successive waves of Europeans. The footprints of Indians, explorers, missionaries and fur traders, soldiers and settlers, entrepreneurs and scoundrels are ever visible. Brimming with stories and folklore, the book includes over
125 sites, maps and archival photographs. 330 pages $24.95

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Northern Lights: Lighthouses of Canada
By David Baird

For the very first time, Northern Lights, draws together the story of Canadian lighthouses. The book is filled with Dr. David Baird's striking colour and black and white photographs of the lights from coast to coast, including the Great Lakes. The accompanying text traces the fascinating evolution of the Canadian lights, Canadian technological developments, and fascinating information and stories about the lights and the people who kept them.
257 page book/200 lighthouses/300 b & w and colour photographs - $29.95

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Palaces of the Night:
Canada's Grand Theatres

By John Lindsay

There was no place like it. With its towering marquees, majestic lobbies and magnificent auditoriums, the movie palace was right out of fantasy, transporting moviegoers to the exotic world of the cinema. This entertaining book chronicles the history of Canada's grand theatres from the birth of vaudeville theatres and the opera houses, through the rise and fall of the beloved movie palaces. Original photographs and fascinating stories reveal these enchanted palaces as national treasures.
228 page book, colour inset - $29.95

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Superior: Under the Shadow of the Gods
Andrea Gutsche, Barbara Chisholm and Russell Floren

320-page book & 72-minute video
his breathtaking film and book 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. The book includes over 200 sites, maps and archival photographs. & 1999

book and video package $49.95
book $24.95 and video $29.95

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<>Toronto: Stories from the Life of a City
by Lynx Images
23 minute video
Revealing Toronto during its precarious growth from village to town in the period from 1783-1834, this film is packed full of stories that poke gentle fun at its early inhabitants. Rarely-seen images of Toronto are matched with beautiful 16mm footage of the modern city.
$19.95 VHS

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