A Maritime History of Baja California

A Maritime History of Baja California

by Edward W. Vernon
     
 

A Maritime History of Baja California describes the most important harbors and anchorages of the Baja California peninsula by charts, maps, satellite imagery, and photos. The history of each of those places is developed by recording, in chronological order, the most important ships to have touched that anchorage. The visits in the 1500s by Spanish explorers

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A Maritime History of Baja California describes the most important harbors and anchorages of the Baja California peninsula by charts, maps, satellite imagery, and photos. The history of each of those places is developed by recording, in chronological order, the most important ships to have touched that anchorage. The visits in the 1500s by Spanish explorers including Ulloa, Cortés, and Cabrillo, as well as assaults by pirates, all contribute to the rich history of the peninsula. The entradas of the mission ships, otter hunters, and whalers are also described. The ships of the U.S. Navy and their assaults on San José del Cabo, La Paz, and Mulegé are recorded. The "Concessions" to American and British companies and their influence on maritime trade is an important part of the story as is the era of the Gold Rush Steamers. The history of each harbor is brought up-to-date with photos and information on the many U.S. military ships, including the "Great White Fleet," to call at these ports. The impact of the fishing industry, yachts, sport fishers, and cruise ships on the peninsular waters, ports, and cities brings the book into the modern era.

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ISBN-13:
9780578036687
Publisher:
Vernon, Edward W.
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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