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KYS PUBLICATIONS
NOW AVAILABLE! - Know Your Ships 2014
Now in its 55th year, the 184-page Know Your Ships contains everything you need to know about the ships that pass our shores. In addition, it contains valuable information about locks, canals, cargos, museums, tons of photos and more. Don't leave port without it!

Also available as an iBook for the iPad and iPhone - See our Digital Publications section below.

$18.95
SOLD OUT! - Know Your Ships 2014 Spiral Edition
The spiral bound edition is limited in quantity and only available directly from KYS.
2014 Spirals have sold out!

Also available as an iBook for the iPad and iPhone - See our Digital Publications section below.


$20.95
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Stack and Flag Chart
Perfect for framing, the new edition of this popular chart references nearly 150 funnel markings, house flags and flags of registry for the major Great Lakes and Seaway fleets, as well as frequent saltwater visitors.
18x24 inches.

$7.95
Soo Locks Visitor's Guide (2nd Edition)
This 24-page booklet is amply illustrated with color photos and drawings, and includes the history of the Soo Locks, how the locks operate, a look at the ships of the Soo Locks, Soo Locks facts, and also has an overview of the twin Sault Ste. Marie area.


$4.95
KYS DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS
You can purchase the iBook on its own, or in a bundle with either the regular or spiral bound printed copy (or even all three).

Sorry, not currently available for Nook or Kindle Fire.

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DIGITAL - 2014 Know Your Ships iBook
Get Know Your Ships as an iBook for the iPad and iPhone. Now you can have all of the comprehensive information in KYS at the touch of a finger, so you'll never have to worry about forgetting your book at home.

Sorry, not currently available for Nook or Kindle Fire.


$12.50 Add to Cart
DIGITAL - STANDARD BUNDLE
2014 Know Your Ships iBook and Standard Book

Have the 184-page 2014 Know Your Ships on your shelf and at the touch of a finger, so you'll never have to worry about forgetting your book at home!

Sorry, not currently available for Nook or Kindle Fire.


$25.00 Add to Cart
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KYS Crew Hat
Join the KYS Crew today!
Navy
One Size Fits All (Adjustable strap)


$10.00

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BoatNerd Hat
Now you can declare your BoatNerd pride anytime with this fun and stylish hat.
A KYS exclusive design.
Navy
One Size Fits All (Adjustable strap)


$10.00

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BoatNerd T-Shirt
Declare your BoatNerd pride with this fun and original t-shirt. A KYS exclusive design.
Navy Blue
Hanes 100% Cotton Tagless Pre-Shrunk
(If you like your t-shirts loose, we recommend getting the next larger size)

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$20-$22



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Little BoatNerd Shirt
Now even the tiniest BoatNerds can feel fashionable in these 100 percent cotton Rabbit Skins T-shirts, designed exclusively for us by Michigan artist Kay Winter.

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$10


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Full Ahead!
Another KYS exclusive design, this authentic engine telegraph design is sure to be a hit with any boat lover.
Navy Blue
Hanes 100% Cotton Tagless Pre-Shrunk
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$20-$22


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Great Lakes T-Shirt
Take the Great Lakes with you wherever you go.
Navy Blue
Hanes 100% Cotton Tagless Pre-Shrunk
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$20-$22

DVDs    
GREAT LAKES SHIPS IN ACTION, Vol. 1
Excellent footage of nearly 100 vessels (many of which are no longer in service), from tugs to 1,000-footers, set to music (no narration or annoying subtitles). Some of the vessels on the tape include the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, Kinsman Enterprise, Mesabi Miner, Willowglen, Edward L. Ryerson, Labradoc and Arthur M. Anderson.
(Running time: approx. 50 minutes)


$9.95
MARINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF DETROIT PUBLICATIONS
AHOY & FAREWELL (Revised Edition)
(2001) This outstanding, hardcover publication of the Marine Historical Society of Detroit chronicles vessels that entered service on the Lakes (Ahoy) or that left the Lakes (Farewell) between 1944 and 1969. More than 700 vessels of 1000 gross registered tons or more that comprised the US and Canadian Great Lakes fleet are included in this book, which also includes a photo gallery of vessels.
Hardcover; 236 pages


$39.95

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AHOY & FAREWELL II
(1996) Written to commemorate the Society's 50th anniversary (1944-1994), this greatly-expanded work covers over 440 vessels of 1,000 gross registered tons or more that came into service or left service during the 25-year period from 1969-1994. Ahoy & Farewell II offers an in-depth history of each vessel, with statistics and renames, ownership changes and anecdotal information.
Hardcover; 244 pages, 65 pictures and an extensive index.


$39.95

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THE NICHOLSON LINES AND THEIR CAPTAINS
(2012) An excellent historical and photographic account of the ships of the day, from the 1920s-1960s, interlaced with interesting stories of the captains and crews that manned them. This book chronicles the history of the Detroit-area based Nicholson Transit Company and its subsequent company, the Nicholson Universal Steamship Company. Founded by William (Cap) Nicholson in 1918, the company bought and sold numerous lake freighters and actively engaged in the transport of goods throughout the Great Lakes. Cap Nicholson was a true entrepreneur. Starting with a mere $500, he grew his organization into a major shipping company.
Hardcover; 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 329 pages


$40.00

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