Sea, Sails and Shipwreck. Career of the Four-masted Schooner Purnell T. White.

Burgess, Robert H.

Published by Cambridge, Maryland: Tidewater Publishers, 1970
ISBN 10: 0870331477 / ISBN 13: 9780870331473
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Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Bookplate on back of front flyleaf. Name inside front cover. Small 4to (medium-large book). xii, 132 pages. Index. Photographs. Illustrations. Endpaper ship's plans. Signed by the author on title page. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Few, if any, vessels have been photographed so completely 'from cradle to grave' as the four-masted schooner Purnell T. White, built in Sharptown, Maryland in 1917. She was one of the more successful and colorful sailing schooners that ranged the east coast and occasionally made trips to South American, the West Indies, the Gulf and Transatlantic voyages. She sailed commercially until 1934 - one of the last sailing schooners in the coasting trade. Robert H. Burgess, as a young man, became interested in the Purnell T. White on first sight and over the last 40 years, while she was still active and later as a hulk, he photographed and documented her religiously. By searching far and wide and utilizing his own photographs, he has assembled a rather complete photographic history of the career of the schooner Purnell T. White. The detailed treatment in picture and text is unusual in that it not only deals with the ship but with the day-to-day life on board. Reproductions of provision lists and invoices, gear and slop chest invoices and many other papers dealing with the ship's stores and supplies, repairs and shipyard accounts, help to make this a most interesting and unique biography of a ship, her officers and crews, and the socioeconomic aspects of her commercial sailing career. The Purnell T. White, as illustrated in this book and preserved for all time, is the sole example to depict the full and somewhat rigorous life of a Chesapeake-built coasting schooner. It is a deserving tribute for she was a handsome ship and did her job well." Numerous photographs.

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Title: Sea, Sails and Shipwreck. Career of the ...
Publisher: Cambridge, Maryland: Tidewater Publishers
Publication Date: 1970
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