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Author Brown, Giles T

Title Ships that sail no more : marine transportation from San Diego to Puget Sound, 1910-1940 / Giles T. Brown
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1966
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Description 1 online resource (320 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Foreword; Preface; Contents; ONE: The Beginning of an Era; TWO: The Admiral Line Becomes Supreme; THREE: World War I and Coastwise Shipping, 1917-1920; FOUR: The Strike and After, 1921-1924; FIVE: The Postwar Decade: Three Problems; SIX: The Crest of Prosperity, 1925-1929; SEVEN: Passenger Travel; EIGHT: The Last Struggle, 1930-1936; NINE: The Passing of an Era; Appendix; Bibliographical Essay; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary This chronicle of coastal shipping in the western United States forms an important but hitherto neglected part of the history of transportation in America. From the beginning the seaways were a vital link among the developing West Coast settlements, and even after the completion of a north-south rail line sturdy steamers continued to serve as the major carriers of freight and passengers along the Pacific Coast and as the chief economic and cultural contact of this region with the rest of America. Here, Giles T. Brown surveys this transportation system at the height of its activity and in parti
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Subject Coastwise shipping -- Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Shipping -- Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813162254 (electronic bk)
9780813162256 (electronic bk)