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The Yankee Fleet

Maritime New England in the Age of Sail
Johnston, James C. (Book - 2007 )
The Yankee Fleet
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In The Yankee Fleet: Maritime New England in the Age of Sail, James C. Johnston Jr. recounts the famous tales that have given the Northeast such a storied maritime tradition. From the stern Puritan fathers to Francisco Ruiz, New England's last known pirate, Johnston canvasses the accounts of the men and women who fished, fought, explored and marauded in sailing craft over the region s fickle yet fertile waters. With occasional forays into the nautical history of the Chesapeake and trans-Atlantic realms, The Yankee Fleet offers a colorful and offbeat exploration of Yankee sailors and the world they made.
Authors: Johnston, James C., 1944-
Title: The Yankee fleet
maritime New England in the age of sail
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2007
Characteristics: 159 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The lady without mercy
The voyage of the Mayflower and her sisters
A rover's life
More depraved pirates, buccaneers, and hen pecked rovers
Merchants and bloody Americans before the Revolution
The sailing navy at war
Hundred brave Americans a' whaling for to go
The American century of sail
ISBN: 159629325X
9781596293250
Branch Call Number: F4 .J57 2007
Statement of Responsibility: James C. Johnston, Jr
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-159)
Subject Headings: United States History, Naval New England Biography New England History, Naval 19th century New England History, Naval 18th century New England History, Naval 17th century Pirates New England Biography Sailors New England Biography Seafaring life New England History United States. Navy History
Topical Term: Pirates
Sailors
Seafaring life
LCCN: 2007029684
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