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Shipbuilding on Prince Edward Island: Entreprise in a Maritime setting, 1787-1920

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359 pages25 hours

Summary

This detailed examination of wooden shipbuilding on Prince Edward Island traces the industry’s cycles of prosperity and decline, and describes the types of vessels built, production profiles and market orientation. Accounts of shipbuilding at the community level reveal the local impact of financing and constructing vessels, and document how the industry facilitated the distribution of timber and agricultural surpluses.

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