By Martin W. Sandler
Canoes, clippers, schooners, sloops, whalers, flatboats, steamboats, hydrofoils, submersibles -- the tale of yank shipping through water has been considered one of consistent event and development. at the Waters of the US strains the amazing heritage of America's romance with water shipping, from local American birch bark canoes to precarious crossings of the Atlantic to the remarkable increase in ship-building to present-day suggestions. The numerous rivers, bays, lakes, deep harbors, (and finally canals) and massive oceans necessitated the improvement of ships and boats as lifelines for trade and go back and forth, however it was once the need for mobility that made american citizens desirous to embody each one new technique of delivery. Illustrated with various pictures, maps, sidebars, and a know-how timeline, at the Waters of the United States is an engaging recounting of America's seafaring culture.
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Extra resources for On the Waters of the USA: Ships and Boats in American Life (Transportation in America)
Hundreds leading newspapers to discern which affluent man or of thousands of Americans, unable to afford the high unmarried European count would be sailing on which price of a first-class ticket, booked passage at lower fares liner. The ambitious mother would then book passage in second-class, third-class, or tourist-third-cabin accom- on that ship and, once aboard, contrive to get the cap- modations. As a 1938 advertisement for the White Star tain of the liner to seat her daughter next to the intended Line stated, "If you are contemplating passage in Second target at all the shipboard meals.
Twice in the same day New York City had encountered evidence of a revolution in ocean travel. The full development of the ocean-going steamships First class passengers aboard ocean liners could take advantage of dozens of activities that the liners provided. Many travelers, however, like these passengers in 1932, enjoyed spending time reading or just getting the sun and relaxing on the lounge chairs that lined the open decks of the luxury ships. coincided with the migration of Europeans seeking freedom and opportunity in the United States.
See also Ocean liners Sultana (steamboat), 27 Superships, 49-58 Supertankers, 52—55 T The North River ofClermont (also The Clermonf) steamboat, 17 Transportation and canals. See Canals Transportation and rivers, 9—13. See also specific topics Transportation and ships, 6, 8-9. See also specific topics Twain, Mark. See Clemens, Samuel U Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCCs), 52-53 Union Canal (Pennsylvania), 16 United States Line (ocean liner company), 47 United States (ocean liner), 48 Upriver travel, 12 CV Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), 52 w Washington, George (president), 13 Waters, protection of, 54-57 Waterways, artificial.