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A maritime history of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River region.

Author: William A Baker; Marine Research Society of Bath.
Publisher: Bath, Marine Research Society of Bath, 1973.
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Genre/Form: History
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Baker, William A.
Maritime history of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River region.
Bath, Marine Research Society of Bath, 1973
(OCoLC)988065518
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William A Baker; Marine Research Society of Bath.
OCLC Number: 768854
Description: 2 volumes (xviii, 1160 pages) illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Vol. 1: The Popham colony --
The beginning of Kennebec trading --
Sagadahoc settlers, 1654 --
The development of Sagadahoc --
Changes in government --
The Pejepscot proprietors --
Brunswick and Georgetown --
Boston and colonial trade --
The Kennebec purchase --
Shipping and shipbuilding, 1750-1775 --
The revolution --
Ship design and construction to 1783 --
The new nation, 1783-1789 --
Business conditions, 1789-1807 --
Bath, 1789-1807 --
The Kennebec region, 1789-1807 --
Embargo and war, 1808-1814 --
Ship design and construction, 1783-1814 --
The West India trade --
Hurricanes, pirates, and disease --
A variety of trades --
Packets and coasters to 1840 --
Steam comes to the Kennebec --
Family-owned fleets of Bath --
Other Bath fleets and business conditions, 1815-1840 --
The Kennebec region towns, 1815-1840 --
Ship design and construction, 1815-1840 --
Bath in the 1840s --
The Kennebec clippers --
The emigrant trade --
Kennebec steamboats and sailing packets, 1840-1865 --
Bath in the 1850s --
To build a ship --
Bath district shipbuilding, 1841-1860 --
The Civil War --
Ship design and construction, 1841-1865 --
Recovery, 1865-1880 --
"An enterprising firm" and other shipbuilders, 1865-1880 --
Ferries. Vol. 2: Coal and ice --
Kennebec river tugs --
Bath in the 1880s --
The down-easters --
The shipcarvers --
A progression of schooners, 1868-1900 --
The iron shipyard --
Kennebec steamboating after 1865 --
The Kennebec region, 1865-1925 --
Bath after 1900 --
Ship design and construction after 1865 --
Appendixes: Construction record --
construction summaries by cities and towns --
Construction contract --
Contract for a schooner built in Kennebunk, 1773 --
Naval officers and collectors of customs --
Jonathan Hyde's letter of instructions --
A West India charter party --
Possessions of Captain John Thomas, 1832 --
The McLellan, Houghton, Patten, and Sewall fleets --
Vessels built by Johnson Rideout at Bath --
Construction contract --
Vessel survey reports --
Rigging sizes --
Protest --
Specifications --
Statement of bills --
Block list --
Expenses and receipts --
Dimensions of spars.
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