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About the Ships & Shipping Index

 

The Ships & Shipping Index contains more than 13,000 individual index records about ships built on the Pacific Coast or that have a connection to the Pacific Northwest. It includes the names (and former names) of vessels, their builders, careers, and dispositions.


Information in the Ships & Shipping Index is pulled from various sources in the Northwest Room’s collection, particularly (though not limited to):

 

Wright, E.W.  Lewis & Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, OR: The Lewis & Dryden printing company, 1895.

 

Newell, Gordon, ed. The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: The Superior Publishing Company, 1966.

 

Newell, Gordon, ed. The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, 1966 to 1976. Seattle:  Superior Publishing Company, 1977.

 

Newell, Gordon. Ships of the Inland Sea: The Story of Puget Sound Steamboats. Portland, OR: Binford & Mort, Publishers, 1951.

 

 

Each ship record provides the name of the source used for the information given. All sources used for the Ships & Shipping Index are available to view in the Northwest Room.

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