Disasters &c: The Maritime World of Marblehead, 1815-1865
Author: John Kimball
Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher
Focused on codfishing, shipbuilding, sea captains, and maritime law in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a seaport that was for two centuries the principal codfishing port of the new world. A portrait of the Grand Banks fishery and the clipper ship era. Includes 19th century documents. Set against the backdrop of the town's fishing industry between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
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