By Martin W. Sandler
Canoes, clippers, schooners, sloops, whalers, flatboats, steamboats, hydrofoils, submersibles -- the tale of yank shipping through water has been certainly one of consistent event and development. On the Waters of America strains the notable background of America's romance with water shipping, from local American birch bark canoes to precarious crossings of the Atlantic to the awesome increase in ship-building to present-day suggestions. The numerous rivers, bays, lakes, deep harbors, (and finally canals) and substantial oceans necessitated the improvement of ships and boats as lifelines for trade and go back and forth, however it was once the need for mobility that made american citizens desirous to include each one new technique of delivery. Illustrated with various images, maps, sidebars, and a know-how timeline, On the Waters of America is an interesting recounting of America's seafaring culture.
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