Sport : Ship Dog Of The Great Lakes

by Pamela Cameron


In 1914 crew members of the lighthouse tender Hyacinth rescued a stray puppy from the Milwaukee River and named him Sport. For the next twelve years, this charming Newfoundland-retriever mix lived the life of a ship dog, helping the Hyacinth crew as they carried supplies to lighthouses and maintained the buoys and other safety features around Lake Michigan. Sport quickly became a valued companion to his crew and a recognizable mascot of the lake—making friends in every port. In this beautifully illustrated children’s book based on historical documents and photographs, readers share in Sport’s adventures while discovering the various ways lighthouse tender ships helped keep the lake safe for others. Helpful diagrams, a map, and a historical note supplement this engaging story for young readers.

Available format(s):


Log in to read

What's an Audio Format

Book Information

Copyright year 2019
ISBN-13 9780870209147
ISBN-10 0870209140
Class Copyright
Publisher Wisconsin Historical Society
Subject Transportation
File Size 14 MB
Number of Pages 32
Length of Recording 1
Language ENG
Shelf No. NC381
Grade Range 2-3
Ages 5-10
Lexile 710L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks