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pacific square-riggers


Subtitle: pictorial history of the great windships of yesteryear

Author: gibbs j.

Publisher: schiffer publishing = cornell maritime = tidewater

ISBN: 488568545

1 in stock (can be backordered)

1 in stock (can be backordered)


From 1900 to the end of the sailing ship era, West Coast shipping company became the predominant owners of the last breed of sailing ships, the square-riggers. Most of these ships were built elsewhere, but became a representative part of Pacific commerce, basing their operations at West Coast ports from California to British Columbia. A complete look at the Downeasters, seamen’s missions and boarding house, crimps, runners, as well as the great Star Fleet and well-known cannery vessels.

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