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On a single stack steamer : plying Northwest waters

Author: Christian Parker
Publisher: Chimacum, Wash. : Olympic Dispatch Publishing, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 2nd ed., revView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Poole Parker; Charles Harrison Parker; Adolf Nils Loken; Parker family.; Løken family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Parker
ISBN: 9780981583853 0981583857 9780981583846 0981583849
OCLC Number: 793386298
Description: x, 228, [2] p. : ill., map, ports. ; 29 cm.
Contents: I. The marine engineer and the golden era of the steamship --
II. From the Old Country: Adolf Nils Loken of Old Norway ; The life at sea in the Revenue Cutter Service --
III. A belle from the Naze: Cornella Berntsen and Farsund, Norway ; The Search for the Rainbow's end --
IV. A Victorian romance in bustling Port Townsend --
V. The Coast and Geodetic Survey Service: The Explorer ; WWI ; Back on The Explorer --
VI. The roaring Twenties in West Seattle --
VII. Out of New England: Benjamin Parker, the early years ; The Boston Parkers --
VIII. Great Northern, Klondike, and Seattle --
IX. On a steamer bound for Puget Sound: Great Northern and the Minnesota ; Ben and Geneva ; Mosquito Fleet days ; WWI shipbuilding boom in Seattle and the Niels Nielsen ; Charles Harrison Parker, Sr ; Esther June Parker --
X. Coastwise lines: The Alaska Line --
XI. Foreign bound lines: Admiral Oriental Line ; Dollar Line and the American Mail Line --
XII. The Dollar Line and the New Deal --
Xiii. A Kings Pointer, class of '42 --
XIV. Campaign in the Aleutians: A diary of battle ; Voyage 2 of the Liberty ship Cushman K Davis ; Voyage 3 of the Liberty ship Cushman K Davis --
XV. On to victory!: A Danish beauty ; Battle of Layte Gulf ; The American Mail Line and APL --
XI. Post war prosperity: On Puget Sound ; the inter-modal freight era ; Wilhelmina and Scan Travel ; End of an era --
The legacy --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Christian Parker.
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Northwest Steamboat Legacy

by parkermarine (WorldCat user published 2013-04-01) Excellent Permalink

A scrapbook story of two Pacific Northwest families.  The men are professional sailors.  The story begins in 1890's Port Townsend, and follows through the growth years of the Klondike Gold Rush, WWI, Tourism, and WWII.  Followed by the peak, decline, and fall of NW steamboating and...
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