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Tall Ships on Puget Sound, by Chuck Fowler and the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society - Washington State Historical Society

Tall Ships on Puget Sound, by Chuck Fowler and the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

  • 1999


Tall Ships on Puget Sound, by Chuck Fowler and the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.

"This engaging pictorial history tells of the tall sailing ships that came to the Pacific Northwest beginning in the mid-1700s. Met by native Salish people, the ships brought Spanish, British, Russian, and American explorers, as well as settlers and entrepreneurs, to the region. Over the next two centuries, during boom and bust periods, these majestic vessels have continued to ply the waters of Puget Sound. Today the proud tall ships operate in a training and education rather than commercial context; however, the commitment to preserving and promoting their heritage remains strong within the region, as well as throughout the United State and around the globe. This groundbreaking book features 180 rare photographs and illustrations that chronicle the colorful history of tall ships on Puget Sound.

Author and maritime historian Chuck Fowler has hands-on experience about tall ships in Puget Sound and has researched and written about them for the pas two decades. He is a national board member of the American Sail Training Association, headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island. Fowler is also cofounder of the Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council, an officer of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society in Seattle, and a former board member of Youth Adventure, a nonprofit you sail-training organization that formerly owned the 1913 schooner Adventuress.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhood town, and cities across the county. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all."


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