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History of navigation & navigation improvements on the Pacific coast

Anthony F. Turhollow

History of navigation & navigation improvements on the Pacific coast

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Published by National Waterways Study, U.S. Army Engineer Water Resources Support Center, Institute for Water Resources, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in [Fort Belvoir, Va.?], Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coastwise navigation -- Pacific Coast (North America),
  • Pacific Ocean -- Navigation -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHistory of navigation and navigation improvements on the Pacific Coast.
    StatementAnthony F. Turhollow, Benjamin F. Gilbert, K. Jack Bauer.
    SeriesNavigation history NWS -- 83-11.
    ContributionsGilbert, Benjamin F., Bauer, K. Jack 1926-, National Waterways Study (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationi, 159 p. :
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18035762M

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