Ships That Made US History Author:Helen Mitchell and W. N. Wilson The great ships that have made history for the United States, from the Santa Maria to the Missouri, sail across the pages of this book: — Henry Hudson's Half Moon filling the Indians with awe as she sails past their island of "Mannahatta" like a huge bird from the Great Spirit. — John Paul Jone's Bon Homme Richard winning the first great Yankee na... more »val victory while crowds of unbelieving British watch from shore.
Donald McKay's Flying Cloud,captained by Josiah Perkins Cressy, sailing 15,000 miles from New York to San Francisco, round the treacherous Cape Horn, to set a new record in sailing speed.
All America's fine ships are here--square-rigged whalers bringing the prized oil and whalebone into New Bedford, hardy Gloucester schooners built for fishing off the Banks, Mississippi steamboats carrying the wealth of the Middle West to the Gulf, Coast Guard icebreakers opening up the Great Lakes for spring trade, subchasers and mine layers.
W.N. Wilson, distinguished marine painter, has drawn forty-one pictures, all carefully authenticated, full of vigor and action.« less