QUEENS OF THE WESTERN OCEAN:
The Story of America's Mail & Passenger Sailing Lines
Carl C. Cutler
Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1961. VG/VG+. A very nice copy with dust jacket in mylar protector. Some small tears & creases to jacket. Detailed harbor maps of New York City, Boston & Liverpool on end pages. Numerous plates throughout. Numerous ship & sail planes. Notes, appendices, general index, index to ships' names. 672 pages. "This is a book about the American sailing packet ships, thebusinessmen who conceived them and made or lost fortunes on them, the captains and seamen who drove them through on schedule, and the buoyant spirit of pre-Civil War America which made possible the first real steps toward reliable, comfortable sea travel since the time of Columbus..." " ... illustrated with 69 pictures ofthe men and their ships, as well as with ten sets ofships' lines and sail plans, and is provided with exhaustive appendices, naming ships, masters, owners, and records made and broken."
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