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Colonial shipbuilding - Wikipedia

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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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New England's soil was thin and rocky, and from the earliest days, many ... “I saw great store of whales and grampuses, and such abundance of mackerels ... farmers began to grow barley, oats, and rye, as well ... many good harbors and plenty of timber for build- ... in the colonies because barrels were used to store and.

A Short and True Description of New England by the Rev. Francis ...

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And because the life and welfare of every creature here below, and the ... And therefore I have been careful to report nothing of New England but what I have partly .... I think, here being four sorts of oak differing both in the leaf, timber, and color, ... abundance of turpentine, pitch, tar, masts and other materials for building  ...

The Deforestation that Resulted from European ... - Fubini

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Feb 6, 2003 ... For every ship built, the environment lost some of its oldest flora members, ... Because the production of iron required high temperatures, the ... explorers began to tap into overseas timber resources to supply the everchurning shipbuilding ... At first, the abundance of New England wood seemed endless; ...

Sustainable Timber Harvesting in New England | Writings in the ...

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Apr 30, 2014 ... New England meets less than ten percent of its timber demands with ... Because of this we have implemented policies to make harvesting ... there were large majestic trees with an abundance of game animals. ... Later, settlers moved into New England and began to cut the forests for firewood, building ...

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;.

Timber-frame Houses in the Historic American Buildings Survey ...

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In colonial America, and particularly New England, the abundance of wood ... began to supersede it in the mid-1800s, timber frame construction was the ... in its entirety provides a good picture of the building and shows some aspect of framing.

Outline of American History - Chapter 1: Early America

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Around that time the mammoth began to die out and the bison took its place as a .... They also provided abundant raw materials used to build houses, furniture, .... the development of the entire New England region, in part because Winthrop and his .... Within time, however, timber, rice and indigo gave the colony a worthier ...

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 ....

Maritime Commerce, Maritime History of Massachusetts--A National ...

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New Bedford, New England's whaling capital ... support the growing number of colonists, and the shift towards a maritime-based economy began. ... a long coastline, together with abundant fish and timber, fostered the emerging maritime economy. Fishing by itself would have brought little wealth to Massachusetts had its ...

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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.

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. ... part of the American economy, helped by abundant timber and naval stores and a ...

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.