Scow Schooners Of San Francisco Bay


B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Sailing scows have significant advantages over the traditional deep keel sailing vessels that were common at the time the sailing scow was popular. Keelboats, while very stable and capable in open water, were incapable of sailing into shallow bays and rivers, which meant that to ship cargo on a keelboat required a suitable harbour and docking facilities, else the cargo had to be loaded and unloaded with smaller boats. Flat bottomed scows, on the other hand, could navigate shallow waters, and could even be beached for loading and unloading; this made them very useful for moving cargo from inland regions unreachable by keelboat to deeper waters where keelboats could reach. The cost of this shallow water advantage was the loss of the seaworthiness of flat bottomed scow boats in open water and bad weather. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Scow Schooners Of San Francisco Bay

Author Name: Olmsted, Roger R. (edited by Nancy Olmsted) with A Foreword by Karl Kortum

Categories: Californiana,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Cupertino, CA, California History Center: 1988

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A37287

Keywords: Californiana Roger R. Olmsted Nancy Olmsted San Francisco San Francisco Bay Ships & Sailing Californiana,