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American Line (1871-1902) William H. Flayhart

American Line (1871-1902)

William H. Flayhart

Published November 30th 2000
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Hardcover
404 pages
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The history of the first successful Amer. steamship line after the Civil War to rival the great European transatlantic companies. After the Civil War there was not a single American-flag passenger line on the N. Atlantic. 1873 saw the first attemptMoreThe history of the first successful Amer. steamship line after the Civil War to rival the great European transatlantic companies. After the Civil War there was not a single American-flag passenger line on the N. Atlantic. 1873 saw the first attempt at establishing a new Amer.-flag steamship line to carry passengers & cargo across the N. Atlantic from Phila. to Liverpool: the Amer. Steamship Co. It would eventually evolve into the great American Line (AL) (1893), which became the founding unit of the International Merchantile Marine. This book focuses on the highly eventful early history of the AL & the rival Red Star Line, also founded in 1873. It offers insight into both the triumphs & the setbacks of American shipping companies in the last 3 decades of the 19th century. Illustrations.