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The Old Merchant Marine by Ralph D. Paine

Book Name:
The Old Merchant Marine
Book info:
The Old Merchant Marine A Chronicle of American Ships and Sailors by Ralph D. Paine
Book Size:
41,387 / 127 pg
Mnybks.net:
5420
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Ralph D. Paine from
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Nautical, Non-fiction, History
Grade Levels:
D
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wrest a livelihood mostly from salt water. The convincing argument in favor of Plymouth was that it offered a good harbor for boats and was "a place of profitable fishing." Both pious and amphibious were these pioneers whom the wilderness and the red Indian confined to the water's edge, where they were soon building ships to trade corn for beaver skins with the Kennebec colony.

Even more energetic in taking profit from the sea were the Puritans who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1629, bringing carpenters and shipbuilders with them to hew the pine and oak so close at hand into keelsons, frames, and planking. Two years later, Governor John Winthrop launched his thirty-ton sloop Blessing of the Bay, and sent her to open "friendly commercial relations" with the Dutch of Manhattan. Brisk though the traffic was in furs and wampum, these mariners of Boston and Salem were not content to voyage coastwise. Offshore fishing made skilled, adventurous seamen of them, and what they caught with hook and line, when dri

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