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Chesapeake Bay Schooners

Snediker, Quentin, and Ann Jensen

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ISBN 10: 0870334352 / ISBN 13: 9780870334351
Published by Tidewater Publishers, Centreville, MD, 1992
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Fine in fine DJ. In mylar; Evolution of Chesapeake Bay Schooners as they evolved during the 19th and 20th Centuries. Hist. of the centerboarders. Bookseller Inventory # 4270

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Title: Chesapeake Bay Schooners

Publisher: Tidewater Publishers, Centreville, MD

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Blue/silver

Illustrator: Illustrated by Sail plans, drawings, photos

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Chesapeake Bay Schooners focuses on the evolution of a uniquely American vessel from its European origins to the shipyards and waters of the Bay where it was perfected. The story of the schooners and those who sailed them takes the reader from the handy colonial schooner through the search for speed that led eventually to the graceful Baltimore clipper. A major portion of the book is devoted to the history of the centerboarders that were the workhorses of the Bay in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
No other book has chronicled the entire history of the commercial schooner, including its economic and social aspects. Until this exhaustive study, Chesapeake Bay schooners were seldom more than a footnote in the documentation of maritime history. Authors Snediker and Jensen have relied heavily upon those who sailed the last schooners to tell their own stories and have spent hours with artists and photographers who had the foresight to document the last of these vessels with pen and camera. Extensive research at private and public libraries, in photo collections, and in archives has yielded previously unpublished material and photographs to flesh out the history of this significant influence in Bay commercial enterprise.
But, above all, this narrative is a tribute to these often-overlooked commercial vessels that were a mainstay of commerce on the Bay and to the tenacity and dedication of the men and women who operated them.

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