Author Results for David M. Williams

Bulk Carriers and Timber Imports: The British North American Trade and the Shipping Boom of 1824-5

By David M. Williams

In the early 19c, a tariff differential was introduced heavily weighted in favour of colonial timber. It led to a post-war economic boom in timber imports from North America. “Columbus”, a huge four-masted barque, comprised 10,000 tons of timber including the hull which was designed to be broken up and sold on arrival, avoiding import […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design