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Coastal Maine : a maritime history

Author: Roger F Duncan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Maine was one of the first regions of North America to be explored and populated by Europeans. In 1524, Giovanni Verrazano became the first European to leave a verifiable account of reaching its striking jagged coastline. His journey inspired other explorers to travel to Maine's shores and to found colonies along the coast. By the beginning of the eighteenth century Maine was populated by resilient settlers, whose
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger F Duncan
ISBN: 0393030482 9780393030488
OCLC Number: 24142698
Description: 573 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Roger F. Duncan ; illustrated by Earl G. Barlow, Kathy Bray, Consuelo E. Hanks.
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An account of the 400-year maritime history of Maine and the state's role in the development of the US. Themes explored include the fishing industry; the demise of coastal trade with the advent of  Read more...

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