In the 1600s, members of the Hanscom family settled in the Kittery/Eliot area of Maine as British colonial subjects in the New World. Over a period of three hundred years, a number of their descendants became nationally known shipbuilders and naval constructors. Other noted family members include a journalist and an aviator. This book describes their successes, accomplishments, trials, and tribulations in forging their imprint on the maritime/marine/naval world. This book not only describes the Hanscoms as individuals but also places them in the political, military, and social milieus in which they lived and operated. In their high-profile careers, various Hanscoms knew or were associated with many prominent personalities of their day--John Paul Jones, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin F. Butler, Ulysses S. Grant, David Farragut, and James J. Hill, just to name a few. A wide array of bibliographic sources--books, articles, newspapers, public documents, and manuscripts--has enriched this study. Enhancing the text of this family saga are many images--photographs, drawings, ship plans, cartes-de-visite, and oil paintings, a few previously unpublished. The yacht photographs, in particular, capture the handsome lines of the magnificent luxury vessels commissioned by Gilded Age millionaires. In summary, this book endeavors to present a panoramic view of members of the Hanscom family--in so many ways representative symbols of the eras in which they thrived.In summary, this book endeavors to present a panoramic view of members of the Hanscom family--in so many ways representative symbols of the eras in which they thrived.
|Title||:||"A Race of Shipbuilders"|
|Author||:||Richard Elliott Winslow|