The Pacific Ocean In History; Papers And Addresses Presented At The Panama-pacific Historical…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Morse Stephens, American Historical Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...in 1789, the year of the seizure of his vessels, to found a trading post at Nootka to be known as Fort Pitt. Captain William Brown, who in 1792 and 1793 commanded an expedition of three ships engaged in this trade, had instructions, also, to form two establishments on the coast and another on the Queen Charlotte Islands. In this instance the orders were likewise unaccountably disobeyed. Whatever the explanation may be, the fact remains that, though contemplated on these three occasions, at least, nothing tangible was actually accomplished. Small houses were indeed erected in a number of cases, as for instance by Meares at Nootka when building the North West America and by Gray at Clayoquot when building the Adventure, but these were merely temporary quarters ancillary to those particular undertakings. As the maritime traders pass off the page of history we admit our indebtedness to them for increased knowledge of our coast geography and for a fleeting glance at the rich possibilities enwrapped in our future, but at the same time we realize that they utterly failed to take advantage of their opportunities or to leave one mark of civilization within our borders. The Astoria venture stands in an unique position. It marks the transition stage. As the scheme was launched it was a combination of land fur trade and maritime fur trade. The details of its plan are trite. Yet strangely enough so much stress has been laid upon the formation of the central depot at the mouth of the Columbia with auxiliary trading posts on the main stream and branches of that river and the Missouri, and upon the annual ship, which, bringing out the trading goods, should sail to China with the collected furs, that the fact that it included also the prosecution of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...in 1789, the year of the seizure of his vessels, to found a trading post at Nootka to be known as Fort Pitt. Ca...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217395341

ISBN - 13:9780217395342

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