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The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina - a book by McAlister, Robert

The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina

Nineteenth-Century Shipbuilding and the Devastation of Lowcountry Virgin Forests

The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina( )
Author: McAlister, Robert
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:History Press, The
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

The virgin forests of longleaf pine, bald cypress and oak that covered much of the South Carolina Lowcountry presented seemingly limitless opportunity for lumbermen. Henry Buck of Maine moved to the South Carolina coast and began shipping lumber back to the Northeast for shipbuilding. He and his family are responsible for building the "Henrietta," the largest wooden ship ever built in the Palmetto State. Buck was followed by lumber barons of the late nineteenth and early twentieth...
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