American-Built Packets and Freighters of the 1850s

American-Built Packets and Freighters of the 1850s

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Up and down the Eastern seaboard during the 1850s, American shipyards constructed numerous large wooden merchant sailing vessels that formed the backbone of the commercial shipping industry. This comprehensive volume appraises in minute detail the construction of these ships, outlining basic design criteria and enumerating and examining every plank and piece of timber involved in the process, including the keel, frames, hull and deck planking, stanchions, knees, deck houses, bulworks, railings, interior structures and arrangements. More than 150 illustrations illuminate the size, shape, location and pertinent specifics of each item. Complete with a glossary of contemporary industry terms, this work represents the definitive study of the mid-nineteenth century's great American-built square rigged ships.Ship Joseph Walker, 1850, lines and body plan; built by William H. Webb, New York. ... L.H. Boole, The Shipwrightfs Handboole and Draughtsman} Guide ( Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Ben Franklin Printing House of Burdick 8C Treyser, 1958) .

Title:American-Built Packets and Freighters of the 1850s
Author: William L. Crothers
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-05-24

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