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The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881-1931 : a history with details on all ships

Author: Jonathan Kinghorn
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume chronicles the history of the line and its absorption into J.P. Morgan's International Mercantile Marine Company. Descriptions of life on board vessels, individual histories of every vessel, and biographies of key figures associated with the company make this the most complete account of this important but overlooked player in the history of American trade"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kinghorn
ISBN: 9780786461424 078646142X
OCLC Number: 767974397
Description: vi, 308 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I: The story of the Atlantic Transport Line --
Establishing the line-quite a respectable business --
"How proud we were"-the Atlantic Transport Line fleet --
Passengers and cargo-an enviable reputation --
Metropolis to metropolis-ten days at sea --
Patriotism and opportunity-the Spanish-American War --
An impenetrable mystery-the wreck of the Mohegan --
Giving to a good cause-hospital ships --
An ill-conceived venture-the International Mercantile Marine Company --
Full tide of prosperity-the Belle Epoque --
World War I-one of the hardest hit --
Shipping control-freighters in wartime --
Postwar recovery-tourist third class --
Anglophobia and depression-the end of the line --
Part II: Ship histories and biographies of key personnel --
Ship histories --
Biographies of key personnel --
Part III: Appendices, notes, bibliography, index --
Appendices --
Special government vessels-the Army transport Grant and sister ships --
Excerpts from the journal of Lemuel and Julia Potwin, 1897-1898 --
A letter from the engineer of the Mohegan --
Mohegan victims and survivors --
"The wreck of the steamer Mohegan" --
Motes on the salvage of the Minnehaha, 1910 --
Pacific Mail Steamship Company vessels and service.
Responsibility: Jonathan Kinghorn.

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"This volume chronicles the history of the line and its absorption into J.P. Morgan's International Mercantile Marine Company. Descriptions of life on board vessels, individual histories of every vessel, and biographies of key figures associated with the company make this the most complete account of this important but overlooked player in the history of American trade"--Provided by publisher.

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