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World of the Oregon Fishboat a Study in Maritime Folklife

Gilmore, Janet C.

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ISBN 10: 0874221714 / ISBN 13: 9780874221718
Published by Washington State University Press, Pullman Washington, 1999
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".describes life in the Coos Bay community of Charleston, based upon her years of interviewing and research. She recounts a precarious lifestyle, but one filled with tradition." 271 pages Size: 6 x 9 ". Bookseller Inventory # 12045

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Title: World of the Oregon Fishboat a Study in ...

Publisher: Washington State University Press, Pullman Washington

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Edition: Reprint of 1986 Edition.

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To two years of interviewing and research in the Charleston, Oregon, area, Gilmore applies her training in folklore, her own life on the Oregon coast, and her descent from Norwegian shipbuilders. She focuses on the boats themselves, describing how they serve as a fisherman's vehicle, shelter, home, and companion. She has added a new introduction to the 1986 limited cloth edition, published by the University of Michigan Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Gilmore is a fifth-generation Pacific Northwesterner and native Oregonian, descended from Norwegian Shipbuilders. She is an independent researcher with a doctorate in folklore from Indiana University. She specializes in maritime traditions.

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