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352 pages, 50 photographs,
many of them never published.

ISBN 0-8143-2832-6
hardbound $34.95

In Europe:
Distributed by the Eurospan University Press Group

A Great Lakes Books Publication

The History of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company
By Al Miller

"Tin Stackers" is the only comprehensive history of the Pittsburgh Steamship Co., which today operates as USS Great Lakes Fleet. For many decades, Pittsburgh Steamship Co. was the largest and most influential fleet on the lakes.

Drawing on company records and interviews with officials and sailors, author Al Miller tells of the struggle to assemble and steamline the fleet, how it battled organized labor, and how it led the way in efficient operation, technological advancement and employee safety. He emphasizes the human element in the company's history by relating the personal challenges faced by crews.