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ISBN: 0486423301Издательство: Dover Publications
Год издания: 2003
Book Description Originally published in 1895, this comprehensive volume includes accurate illustrations and descriptions of all types of American steam vessels--from Robert Fulton's Clermont, the world's first successful steamboat, to the transatlantic passenger steamship St. Louis, built in 1895. Expertly rendered by Samuel Ward Stanton--based on early prints, lithographs, drawings and plans, sketches, and other reliable sources--the drawings depict over 250 ships, including steamships of the coast, steamboats on the western rivers and on rivers emptying into the oceans, and the steamers of the Great Lakes. All are distinctive, differing greatly in appearance and construction according to locality. Among them are the Alabama, Baltimore, Belle Memphis, Bremen, City of Chicago, Daniel Webster, Iron Queen, Jamestown, Kearsarge, Louisiana, Maine, Milwaukee, Monitor, Philadelphia, Robert E. Lee, Savannah, Silver Star, Soo City, Thomas Jefferson, and the ...