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Colonial shipbuilding

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Between America's vast natural resources, excellent location in relation to the world market, ... The abundance of timber and lumber made shipbuilding highly economical in ... in shipbuilding cr...

New England and the Middle Colonies - NERIC

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describes the rich fishing off the coast of New England: “I saw great store of whales and grampuses, and such abundance of mackerels that it would ... farmers began to grow barley, oats, and rye, as well as many types of ... many good harbors and plenty of timber for build- ... Whalers sought their prey for its blubber, used for ....

Shipbuilding Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles ...

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In 1769 shipyards in the American colonies, mainly in New England, but also in ... Because laws also forbade foreigners to buy American-built ships, more of these ... advantages in building ships, most notably in their access to good timber. ... a vibrant part of the American economy, helped by abundant timber and naval ...

The Colonial Period < History 1954 < American History From ...

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The colonists' first glimpse of the new land was a vista of dense woods. The virgin forest with its profusion and variety of trees was a veritable .... Between 1620 and 1635, economic difficulties swept England, and overflowing multitudes ... clacking , and sheep-raisers began to encroach on soil hitherto given over to tillage.

Introduction Why did England wish to establish colonies? Who were ...

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Jan 17, 2007 ... England was looking at the settlement of colonies as a way of ... In 1606 King James I granted the Virginia Company its .... tions at this new Jamestown seemed to improve when Smith became president in September of .... ity, because the Kingdom of Ndongo began to convert to Christianity around 1490,.

Text Only Version of Maritime History of Massachusetts--A National ...

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Each highlighted place features a brief description of its historic significance, color .... fog and New England weather forced ships aground with repeated loss of life. .... By the late 18th century, experienced shipbuilders began building a new ... a long coastline, together with abundant fish and timber, fostered the emerging ....

The Colonists - What they created

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Religious diversity - Native American religions, Anglican/Church of England, .... and because they were late to the game of empire, they claimed "new" land where .... a longer growing season The abundant natural resources included timber, fur, ... a proprietary colony which gave its Catholic owners, the Calverts, the right to...

Naval stores and the longleaf pine - North Carolina Digital History

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England had tried before to encourage its colonists to manufacture naval stores. ... Efforts to build a naval stores industry in New York and New England failed for ... Fear River in North Carolina, they began to manufacture naval stores there. ... It is sometimes called the “longleaf pine savanna” because it is essentially a kind ...

Medieval Technology and American History - In-Depth Articles ...

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Because of America's extensive reliance on wood, it is not surprising that one of ... Colonial Bethlehem had both a sawmill and a grist mill very early in its history. ... By 1700 there were about 70 water powered sawmills in New England and 100 .... and brick over a timber frame, were the most common materials used to build ....

White Pine Logging: A Background - MSU Department of Geography

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The earliest lumbering in Michigan was done by the French in order to build forts, ... The first group of people to set up lumbering operations were from New England, ... white pine, the lumber from which was highly regarded because of its beauty ... Shortly afterward, investors began the process of acquiring tracts of timber in ....

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Colonial Times *** - Colonial America

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New England Colonies: Fish, whale products, ships, timber products, furs, ... the breadbasket colonies in Colonial Times because they grew so many crops, ... Crops such as wheat required the building of flour mills where the wheat was .... The early colonists discovered that iron ore was in abundance in Colonial America.

American Forests: A History of Resiliency and Recovery

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a deepened understanding of how a particular issue began and evolved. The books are .... endangered because of forest changes, but its focus was more on game species. .... ume of wood used per square foot of building space, and preservative ... Mississippi River, deciduous and coniferous forests blanket New England;.

What's a Timber Frame? - TimberHomes LLC

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Post and beam building is similar to timber framing, but in lieu of wooden ... interested in timber framing, because of its aesthetic and its reputation as a rugged, enduring structure. It's an appropriate style in New England, where historical examples abound, and the ... Steel fasteners (nails) had become cheap and abundant.