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Tugboats on Puget Sound (Images of America)

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While square-rigged sailing ships, steamboats and ferries, and ever-larger cruise and cargo-carrying vessels have made their mark on Puget Sound's maritime history, no other vessels have captured the imagination of shore-bound seafarers like tugboats. Beginning in the 1850s when the first steam-powered tugboats arrived in the Sound from the East Coast via San Francisco, company owners and their crews competed fiercely for business, towing ships, log rafts, and barges. The magnetic attraction of powerful, tough tugs both large and small is unexplainable but enduring. This book, featuring about 200 rare historic images and carefully researched text, tells the colorful story of tug boating on Puget Sound.

About the Author

Author and maritime historian Chuck Fowler's lifelong interest in tugboats began as a youth, watching the rugged workboats pass by his family's island beach house. He has avidly pursued maritime activities and history, and is now president of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society in Seattle and cofounder of the regional Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council. Coauthor Capt. Mark Freeman was reared on Seattle's Lake Union. The son of legendary Fremont district boat broker and entrepreneur O. H. "Doc" Freeman, Mark charted his own maritime course. He operated his own single-tugboat business at the age of 13, served as a medal-winning U.S. Coast Guardsman, and later became a tugboat captain and successful marine businessman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738559728
Author:
Fowler, Chuck
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Freeman, Capt Mark
Author:
Freeman, Mark
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Tugboats -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sound.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Mar
Subject:
Wa
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.40x.40 in. .85 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Nautical » Ferries, Steamboats and Tugs

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