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San Francisco Bay : a pictorial maritime history

Author: John Haskell Kemble
Publisher: Cambridge, Maryland : Cornell Maritime Press, 1957.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The subject of this book is San Francisco Bay in the broad sense. This is history presented in a fascinating pictorial style and every effort has been made to present an interesting and well-rounded treatment which depicts the history of the bay, its people, cities and towns, watercraft and commerce. The introductory text and extensive picture captions act as the bond which connects and brings the many illustrations
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kemble, John Haskell, 1912-1990.
San Francisco Bay.
Cambridge, Md., Cornell Maritime Press, 1957
(OCoLC)586592584
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Haskell Kemble
ISBN: 0517016982 9780517016985
OCLC Number: 1534753
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 195 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Before the American conquest --
The port of San Francisco --
Men and services of the waterfront --
Ports around the bay --
The river ports --
Building and repairing ships --
Carriers of bay and rivers --
Bay fishermen --
Whaling and deep-sea fishing --
Useful craft --
Americans in the Cape Horn trade --
Square-riggers under other flags --
Sail in the Pacific trades --
Coastwise ships --
Deep-water steamers --
The Navy in the bay --
Sport on the bay --
Conserving a tradition.
Responsibility: by John Haskell Kemble.

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The subject of this book is San Francisco Bay in the broad sense. This is history presented in a fascinating pictorial style and every effort has been made to present an interesting and well-rounded treatment which depicts the history of the bay, its people, cities and towns, watercraft and commerce. The introductory text and extensive picture captions act as the bond which connects and brings the many illustrations to life on the printed pages of this magnificent book. - Jacket flap.

Historical commentary on its history, people, cities and towns, watercraft and commerce. Contains over 350 illustrations, many of individual ships.

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