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Ships, Swindlers, and Scalded Hogs : The Rise and Fall of the Crooker Shipyard in Bath, Maine
by Frederic B. Hill


Overview - Brothers William Donnell Crooker and Charles Crooker were among the most prominent mid-nineteenth-century shipbuilders in Bath, Maine, itself one of the most prominent shipbuilding cities in the world during that time. This colorful history of the Crookers' company by the great-great grandson of William Donnell provides a thorough overview of a family, its contributions to shipbuilding, and the historic sweep of shipbuilding in the area, as well as a fascinating glimpse into everyday life in Maine during this time.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Brothers William Donnell Crooker and Charles Crooker were among the most prominent mid-nineteenth-century shipbuilders in Bath, Maine, itself one of the most prominent shipbuilding cities in the world during that time. This colorful history of the Crookers' company by the great-great grandson of William Donnell provides a thorough overview of a family, its contributions to shipbuilding, and the historic sweep of shipbuilding in the area, as well as a fascinating glimpse into everyday life in Maine during this time. Today, a small portion of Maine's twenty-first-century shipbuilder, Bath Iron Works, occupies land that was once the Crooker yard.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781608934508
  • ISBN-10: 1608934500
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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Books > History > United States - State & Local - New England
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