Across the Pond: Chapters from the Atlantic

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Whittles Pub., 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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Across the Pond tells of the changing use of this ocean, from a barrier to a route to riches and a highway for trade. Much is covered - exploration and exploitation; fighting and fishing; luxury cruises on the steamships of the Cunard and Collins lines and always the dangers of the sea. There also slipped the slavers with their cargo of shame.
The story of the early aerial pioneers is recounted, there being many contenders for the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic, such as the flying boats, known as the nancies.
This is an ocean that bred some of the world's hardiest mariners, famous men such as Cabot, Hudson and Vespucci but also the nameless thousands who manned the ships, the hard-used mariners from the Chesapeake, the Solway and Seville. Here was bred the down east Yankee, the Nova Scotian bluenose and the Scouser from Liverpool. Across the Pond tells some of their story.

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