Yankee Fleet: Maritime New England in the Age of Sail

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In The Yankee Fleet: Maritime New England in the Age of Sail, James C. Johnston Jr. recounts the famous tales that have given the Northeast such a storied maritime tradition. From the stern Puritan fathers to Francisco Ruiz, New England's last known pirate, Johnston canvasses the accounts of the men and women who fished, fought, explored and marauded in sailing craft over the region's fickle-yet fertile-waters. With occasional forays into the nautical history of the Chesapeake and trans-Atlantic realms, The ...
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Overview

In The Yankee Fleet: Maritime New England in the Age of Sail, James C. Johnston Jr. recounts the famous tales that have given the Northeast such a storied maritime tradition. From the stern Puritan fathers to Francisco Ruiz, New England's last known pirate, Johnston canvasses the accounts of the men and women who fished, fought, explored and marauded in sailing craft over the region's fickle-yet fertile-waters. With occasional forays into the nautical history of the Chesapeake and trans-Atlantic realms, The Yankee Fleet offers a colorful and offbeat exploration of Yankee sailors and the world they made.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596293250
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/14/2007
  • Pages: 159
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

The Lady Without Mercy     7
The Voyage of the Mayflower and Her Sisters     21
A Rover's Life     35
More Depraved Pirates, Buccaneers and Henpecked Rovers     53
Merchants and Bloody Americans Before the Revolution     69
The Sailing Navy at War     83
Eight Hundred Brave Americans A-whaling for to Go     107
The American Century of Sail     133
Bibliography     155
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