Brookes, Ivan

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Brookes, Ivan

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Ivan S. Brookes, a resident of Hamilton, Ont., was a marine historian, writer and photographer. His research interests were in the early navigation of the Great Lakes. In 1973 he published The Lower St. Lawrence about navigation in and around the lower St. Lawrence river area. He also authored an unpublished history of Hamilton Harbour in the nineteenth century. In 1985 the Marine Historical Society of Detroit declared him Marine Historian of the Year for his body of work on Great Lakes maritime history. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two and in 1947 joined the staff of the Steel Company of Canada. Before his passing in the spring of 1993, he developed a significant collection of photographs and other material, much of which can now be consulted in the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes at Bowling Green State University.


Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Lewis, Walter. The Maritime History of the Great Lakes.

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