- Author : Giles T. Brown
- Release Date : 14 December 2021
- Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
- Categories : Transportation
- Pages : 320 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9780813194417
- ISBN 10 : 0813194415
Synopsis : Ships That Sail No More written by Giles T. Brown, published by University Press of Kentucky which was released on 14 December 2021. Download Ships That Sail No More Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This chronicle of coastal shipping in the western United States forms an important but hitherto neglected part of the history of transportation in America. From the beginning the seaways were a vital link among the developing West Coast settlements, and even after the completion of a north-south rail line sturdy steamers continued to serve as the major carriers of freight and passengers along the Pacific Coast and as the chief economic and cultural contact of this region with the rest of America. Here, Giles T. Brown surveys this transportation system at the height of its activity and in particular he traces the history of the Admiral Line which dominated West Coast shipping during the early decades of the twentieth century—and whose decline mirrored that of the industry.