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Ships and Shipbuilding 14 years 5 months ago #17

  • Capt. J. Peter Jones
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Shipbuilding is one of the oldest industries in the United States with roots in the earliest colonial settlements. [amazonsearch]Shipbuilding[/amazonsearch] quickly became a successful and profitable industry in Massachusetts, with its miles of coastline featuring protected harbors and bays, and extensive supplies of raw materials. The early wooden vessels built for commercial fishing and foreign trade also gave rise to a variety of ancillary trades and industries in the area, including sail making, chandleries, rope walks and marine railways. Shipyards in Essex and Suffolk counties are credited with the invention of the traditional American dory and built those that comprised the renowned Gloucester fishing fleet

A good source for [amazonsearch]New England Maritime history[/amazonsearch] with lots of links.

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