The Maritime Heritage Project

Ship Passengers: 1846-1890

The Maritime Heritage Project.

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Due to new WWW and Google formatting guidelines, 18 years worth of coding on more than 2,500 entries is being updated, Also, a new site -- Ship Passengers -- is underway with a focus on gold seekers, opportunists and immigrants arriving in San Francisco by sea during the 1800s. This one-person project will take awhile. Please stop by from time to time. Thank you.

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The Clipper Ship Era

Famous American and British Clipper Ships, Their Owners, Builders, Commanders and Crews: 1843-1869

China Tea Clippers

George Frederick Campbell
The history of the China tea clippers is examined in this book, especially their struggle in the 19th century for economic survival in the face of the steamships. It also details the advances made in design, hull construction, rigging, sail plans and deck arrangements.


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Waterline Warships An Illustrated MasterclassShips, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

Waterline Warships: An Illustrated Masterclass

Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

Philip Reed, Seaforth Publishing Reed, best known for his superb models of ships from the age of sail, turns his attention to the other highly popular subject for ship modelers-the warships of the Second World War. The book is a step-by-step manual for building a scratch waterline model of the Ca Class destroyer HMS Caesar, the sistership of Cavalier now on display in drydock at Chatham Historical Dockyard. These emergency built ships were launched between 1943 and 1945.Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

Building Ship Models.Building Ship Models

Patterns and Instructions for a Clipper Ship and a WhalerShips, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports. George B. Douglas, Joseph T. Higgins, et al. Clearly written text, detailed illustrations and full-size working plans provide novices and experienced model builders with a treasury of information for creating the Benjamin F. Packard, a classic American clipper, and the Alice Mandell, a famous 19th-century whaler.

American ship models and how to build themShip Models.

Victor Redmond Grimwood Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.A particular suitability for beginners distinguishes this classic guide to ship modeling from the many other available manuals. Both text and plans are especially geared toward the growing skills of novices, with projects presented in easy-to-learn techniques arranged in order of difficulty, from relatively simple models to complicated square-riggers. The plans are drawn from those of the original builders or from measurements of existing craft, showing all the necessary details. Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

The Built-Up Ship Model

Charles G. Davis, Dover Trade Paperback Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.A classic in its field, THE BUILT-UP SHIP MODEL is an expert guide aimed at model builders with experience, patience, and a passion for building "the real thing." Photographs illustrate day-to-day work in progress. Over 100 drawings demonstrate correct implementation of the more complex instructions. In his introduction, the author chronicles the exciting career of the Lexington and the role it played in America's fight for freedom. Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

A Day in the Life of a Colonial Shipwright

Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

PowerKids Press
Canada-Pre Confederation (to 1867)
Part of a series that includes Millers and Glassblowers Age range: 12 to 16
Describes a day in the life of a shipbuider in 1777 discussing training, key figures in the field, and steps to building a ship. Travel back in time and spend a day in the life of a real citizen during the earliest days of our nation. The book is part of a series featuring a person who actually lived and worked during Colonial times. The books offer original period documents, oil paintings, etchings, and woodcuts that portray the colonial era. These primary sources bring depth and authenticity to young readers' exploration of life before the American Revolution. The captivating stories of these real-life characters, some of them American icons, will make history tangible and fun. John Langdon, a former representative to the second Continental Congress, owned the Langdon Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Note: Is not always available.) ShipsStore