Tall Ships on Puget Sound, Washington (Images of America Series)

Tall Ships on Puget Sound, Washington (Images of America Series)

by Chuck Fowler, Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, The Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
     
 

This engaging pictorial history tells of the tall sailing ships that came to the Pacific Northwest beginning in the mid-1700s. Met by native Salish people, the ships brought Spanish, British, Russian, and American explorers, as well as settlers and entrepreneurs, to the region. Over the next two centuries, during boom and bust periods, these majestic vessels have

Overview


This engaging pictorial history tells of the tall sailing ships that came to the Pacific Northwest beginning in the mid-1700s. Met by native Salish people, the ships brought Spanish, British, Russian, and American explorers, as well as settlers and entrepreneurs, to the region. Over the next two centuries, during boom and bust periods, these majestic vessels have continued to ply the waters of Puget Sound. Today the proud tall ships operate in a training and education rather than commercial context; however, the commitment to preserving and promoting their heritage remains strong within the region, as well as throughout the United States and around the globe. This groundbreaking book features 180 rare photographs and illustrations that chronicle the colorful history of tall ships on Puget Sound.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738548142
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,152,038
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Author and maritime historian Chuck Fowler has hands-on experience aboard tall ships in Puget Sound and has researched and written about them for the past two decades. He is a national board member of the American Sail Training Association, headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island. Fowler is also a cofounder of the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council, an officer of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society in Seattle, and a former board member of Youth Adventure, a nonprofit youth sail-training organization that formerly owned the 1913 schooner Adventuress.

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