Tall Ships on Puget Sound

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This engaging pictorial history tells of the tall sailing ships that came to the Pacific Northwest beginning in the mid-1700s. Met by native Salish people, the ships brought Spanish, British, Russian, and American explorers, as well as settlers and entrepreneurs, to the region. Over the next two centuries, during boom and bust periods, these majestic vessels have continued to ply the waters of Puget Sound. Today the proud tall ships operate in a training and education rather than commercial context; however, the commitment to preserving and promoting their heritage remains strong within the region, as well as throughout the United States and around the globe. This groundbreaking book features 180 rare photographs and illustrations that chronicle the colorful history of tall ships on Puget Sound.
ISBN: 9780738548142
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and maritime historian Chuck Fowler has hands-on experience aboard tall ships in Puget Sound and has researched and written about them for the past two decades. He is a national board member of the American Sail Training Association, headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island. Fowler is also a cofounder of the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council, an officer of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society in Seattle, and a former board member of Youth Adventure, a nonprofit youth sail-training organization that formerly owned the 1913 schooner Adventuress.
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