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A history of Mystic, Connecticut : from Pequot village to tourist town

Tucked away in a natural port, Mystic has long been home to seagoing adventure. In A History of Mystic, Connecticut, author and former Mystic Seaport librarian Leigh Fought relates the compelling story of this picturesque coastal community. Forged from the brutal Pequot War, for years Mystic was a quiet little farming village. Then came the War of 1812. Mystic's upstart venture capitalists seized on the war's dislocations to transform the settlement into a shipbuilding powerhouse. The shipyards launched vessels by the hundreds and an industry was born. The Civil War, steam-powered ships and the decline of commercial whaling halted Mystic's shipbuilding boom. Yet the town recovered, transforming itself into the charming nautical-themed tourist destination that has enchanted millions. Read Fought's comprehensive narrative to discover Mystic's role in New England's thrilling maritime saga
eBook, English, 2007
History Press, Charleston, SC, 2007
1 online resource (155 pages) : illustrations, maps
9781625844064, 1625844069
Our of the town : an introduction to Mystic's history
The Pequot village, the Mystic River to 1638
Emerging English settlement, 1645-1700
The villages and the Atlantic world, 1700-1815
A village of shipyards, 1815-1914
A village of factories, 1815-1940
A resort community in a progressive age, 1870-1940
Tourist town, 1940-2001
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