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Title:Colonial Ships and Sailors
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.90)
Item ID:B009-3018
Publisher:Society of Colonial Wars, New York, 1926
Binding:Softcover (Saddle-stapled)
Condition:Very Good
Society of Colonial Wars, 1926, Softcover (Saddle-stapled), Book Condition: Very Good, First

Publication No. 36 of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York. The 20th century has all but forgotten the era when Yankee topsails, like flying clouds, flecked every ocean, when tall spars forested every harbor from Portland to Charleston, and when the American spirit of adventurous enterprise and rivalry was in its finest flower on the decks of our merchant squadrons. A great chapter of the nation's life on blue water was written in the days. of the matchless clippers which swept round the Horn to San Francisco or fled homeward from the Orient in the van of the tea fleets. The Cape Horn clippers were able to survive the Age of Steam a few years longer than the Atlantic packet ships, such as the immortal Dreadnought, but their glory departed with the Civil War, and therefore the story of the American merchant marine involved a swift and sorrowful decay. The boys of the Atlantic coast whose fathers had followed the sea in legions, turned inland to find their careers, and the sterling qualities which had been bred in the bone by generations of salty ancestry, now helped to conquer the western wilderness. 34 pages. Cover slightly grubby. no Dust Jacket as published.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; Maritime; Maritime History; Piracy; United States; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3018.
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