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Hampton Roads and Four Centuries as a World's Seaport

Roadstead. Studies in American History v. 11

By (author) John Frye
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 1996
Dimensions: w 165mm h 240mm d 25mm
Weight: 748g
ISBN-10: 0773490647
ISBN-13: 9780773490642
Barcode No: 9780773490642
Synopsis
This is a study of a special seaport, where the USA's history started nearly four centuries ago, the port known from Singapore to Rotterdam, from Buenos Aires to Sydney, for ships and seamen. It is Hampton Roads, Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton's roadstead. It occupies 25 miles of salted Virginia water just west of the southern end of one of the world's largest estuaries, Chesapeake Bay. This text provides an overview of the port, describing a number of events and people, from the first Europeans venturing into the great water seeking gold or a way to Cathay, to modern tugs, barges, and nuclear carriers leaving for destinations around the world.

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