This fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume offers a detailed chronicle of the history and construction of the "rakish topped schooners" during the Revolution, its development from 1782 to 1812, role during the War of 1812, use as a slave ship, and eventual decline. 70 meticulous line illustr... read more
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This fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume offers a detailed chronicle of the history and construction of the "rakish topped schooners" during the Revolution, its development from 1782 to 1812, role during the War of 1812, use as a slave ship, and eventual decline. 70 meticulous line illustrations and 36 halftones.
Reprint of Publication Number 22 of The Marine Research Society, Salem, Massachusetts, 1930.
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