for The Manitowoc Company's 100th anniversary.
176 pages, ©2002.
On September 9, 1940, fifteen months before the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor, a shipyard on Lake Michigan received a $30 million
contract from the U.S. Navy to build ten submarines. Pleased with
the yard's workmanship and efficiency, the navy ordered twenty more.
Voyage of Vision tells the story of the shipyard's growth
from building tugs, freighters, and car ferries in the early years
of the century to thousand-foot Great Lakes ore carriers and U.S.
Coast Guard vessels in the modern era. Also described is the company's
expansion into manufacturing cranes and refrigerated foodservice
equipment. A special dimension of this story is The Manitowoc Company’s
participation in America’s century-long experience with industrial
growth, the First World War, the Great Depression, World War II,
the postwar consumer boom, peacetime atomic energy uses, offshore
oil exploration, the fast food revolution, and global markets.