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ISBN 10: 0851776159 / ISBN 13: 9780851776156
Published by Conway Maritime Press, London, 1995
Condition: As New Hardcover
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128 pp; introductory history of the development of the schooner in Europe and North America, along with a full description of the building of the BERTHA L. DOWNS and her career history. Profusely illutrated with highly detailed b & w photos her under construction, on board shots at sea, and photographs showig the changes and modifications she underwent during her long career; plus over 200 perspective and 3-view drawings with in-depth keys of every detail of the ship including all her rigging and iron work. Bookseller Inventory # 72097

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Publisher: Conway Maritime Press, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: as new

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The North American schooner "Bertha L. Downs" was one of many large four-, five- and six-masted schooners which were built on the banks of the Kennebeck River at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. These huge wooden vessels were almost universally employed in the coastal trade and the principal part of this was coal from Virginia to New England. She was launched in 1908 and, after some ten years in the lumber and coal trade, was sold to Danish owners and renamed "Atlas". Like a number of her contemporaries she was able to make a profitable living through the 1920s and 30s. She was finally broken up in Germany after 42 years of work under five flags. This is the first volume in the "Anatomy of the Ship" series to describe a large coastal trading vessel - a ship type which holds a particular romance for ship modellers and those interested in the last days of sail.

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