Stanton's American Steam Vessels: The Classic Illustrations

By: Samuel Ward Stanton

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Expert renderings of more than 250 vessels that sailed American coastal waters, rivers, and Great Lakes. Full-length view of each vessel; information on length of hull, type of engine and boiler, and size of paddle wheels or propellers. Includes the "Alabama," " Iron Queen," "Monitor," "Robert E. Lee," " Thomas Jefferson," many more. 488 black-and-white illustrations.

Title: Stanton's American Steam Vessels: The Classic Illustrations

Author: Samuel Ward Stanton

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $24.95

Categories: Boats & Ships,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486423301

ISBN Number 13: 9780486423302

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 256 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 423301

Description: Originally published in 1895, this comprehensive volume includes accurate illustrations and descriptions of all types of American steam vessels--from Robert Fulton's Clermont, the world's first successful steamboat, to the transatlantic passenger steamship St. Louis, built in 1895. Expertly rendered by Samuel Ward Stanton--based on early prints, lithographs, drawings and plans, sketches, and other reliable sources--the drawings depict over 250 ships, including steamships of the coast, steamboats on the western rivers and on rivers emptying into the oceans, and the steamers of the Great Lakes. All are distinctive, differing greatly in appearance and construction according to locality. Among them are the Alabama, Baltimore, Belle Memphis, Bremen, City of Chicago, Daniel Webster, Iron Queen, Jamestown, Kearsarge, Louisiana, Maine, Milwaukee, Monitor, Philadelphia, Robert E. Lee, Savannah, Silver Star, Soo City, Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia. A full-length view of each vessel is accompanied by a smaller illustration of the same ship as well as text describing length of the hull, type of engine and boiler, and size of paddle wheels or propellers. An exciting tribute to the first 100 years of American steam vessels, this excellent reference book will appeal to maritime historians and seafaring enthusiasts alike. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Blanchard Press, New York, 1895. Introduction. 488 black-and-white illustrations.