ECHOES OF PUGET SOUND. Fifty Years of Logging and Steamboating

Caldwell: Caxton, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. This is the story of Torger Birkeland. As a lad he came to America with his family and started working as a whistle punk in logging camps at the age of eleven. At twenty he finally turned to sea. From then on his life was indivisibly linked with steamboating on Puget Sound. He took part in the extension of routes; he moved from vessel to vessel as the fleet increased in size; he knew promoters and owners and hundreds of commuters personally and he felt the excitement and intense competition of the rate wars. Then as highways were built and automobile transportation grew, Captain Birkeland saw the Mosquito Fleet disappear and the ferry fleets develop. He witnessed an entire era in the history of transportation. A graphic account of life on Puget Sound in the early 1900s. Map present in rear pastdown pocket. With as foreword by Joshua Green. Illustrated from photographs including a color frontispiece (depicting the ferry 'Evergreen' at Orcas Island. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Item #15361

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