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A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Songs of Great Lakes Ships and Shipping

Posted by: Stephanie Hall

In 1938 Alan Lomax embarked on his first solo recording trip, available on the Library of Congress website as Alan Lomax Collection of Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings. Among these recordings are songs of the local history of ships and shipping on the Great Lakes. One of my mother’s brothers and his family lived on the …