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Making Waves Michigan's Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000

Making Waves Michigan's Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000

Author: Scott M. Peters Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2015

Michigan will always be known as the automobile capital of the world, but the Great Lakes State boasts a similarly rich heritage in the development of boat building in America. By the late nineteenth century, Michigan had emerged as the industry's hub, drawing together the most talented designers, builders, and engine makers to produce some of the fastest and most innovative boats ever created. Within decades, gifted Michigan entrepreneurs like Christopher Columbus Smith, John L. Hacker, and Gar Wood had established some of the nation's top boat brands and brought the prospect of boat ownership within reach for American consumers from all ranges of income. More than just revolutionizing recreational boating, Michigan boat builders also left their mark on history - from developing the speedy runabouts favored by illicit rum-runners during the Prohibition era to creating the landing craft that carried Allied forces to shores in Europe and the Pacifi c in WWII. In Making Waves, Scott M. Peters explores this intriguing story of people, processes, and products - of an industry that evolved in Michigan but would change boating across the world.

Making Waves Michigan's Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000

Making Waves Michigan's Boat-Building Industry, 1865-2000

Author: Scott M. Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2015

Michigan will always be known as the automobile capital of the world, but the Great Lakes State boasts a similarly rich heritage in the development of boat building in America. By the late nineteenth century, Michigan had emerged as the industry's hub, drawing together the most talented designers, builders, and engine makers to produce some of the fastest and most innovative boats ever created. Within decades, gifted Michigan entrepreneurs like Christopher Columbus Smith, John L. Hacker, and Gar Wood had established some of the nation's top boat brands and brought the prospect of boat ownership within reach for American consumers from all ranges of income. More than just revolutionizing recreational boating, Michigan boat builders also left their mark on history - from developing the speedy runabouts favored by illicit rum-runners during the Prohibition era to creating the landing craft that carried Allied forces to shores in Europe and the Pacifi c in WWII. In Making Waves, Scott M. Peters explores this intriguing story of people, processes, and products - of an industry that evolved in Michigan but would change boating across the world.

U.S. Shipbuilding Industry Selected Issues and Analyses

U.S. Shipbuilding Industry Selected Issues and Analyses

Author: Susanna Barker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

The U.S. shipbuilding and repairing industry is comprised of establishments that are primarily engaged in operating shipyards, which are fixed facilities with drydocks and fabrication equipment. Shipyard activities include ship construction, repair, conversion and alteration, as well as the production of prefabricated ship and barge sections and other specialized services. The industry also includes manufacturing and other facilities outside of the shipyard, which provide parts or services for shipbuilding activities within a shipyard, including routine maintenance and repair services from floating drydocks not connected with a shipyard. The purpose of this book is to measure the economic importance of the U.S. shipbuilding and repairing industry; identify key practices employed by leading commercial ship buyers and shipbuilders that ensure satisfactory cost, schedule, and ship performance; determine the extent to which Navy shipbuilding programs employ these practices; and evaluate how commercial and Navy business environments incentivize the use of best practices.

The Japanese Shipping and Shipbuilding Industries A History of their Modern Growth

The Japanese Shipping and Shipbuilding Industries A History of their Modern Growth

Author: Tomohei Chida, Peter Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2012

This account of the Japanese Shipping Industry treats both the shipping lines and the shipbuilding industry, focusing principally upon the economic developments, following the growth and boom of the 1950s and 60s. The perspective is wide-ranging and the authors relate Japanese shipping not only to the national economy and that of SE Asia but to the world shipping industry as a whole. First published in 1990, this title is part of the Bloomsbury Academic Collections series.

A Liner Shipping Network Design Routing and Scheduling Considering Environmental Influences

A Liner Shipping Network Design Routing and Scheduling Considering Environmental Influences

Author: Volker Windeck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2012

The liner shipping network design delivers schedules and routes for ships that continuously visit harbours on a closed round trip. Examples of such ships are container ships that in many cases maintain a weekly harbour visiting frequency. Volker Windeck elaborates a liner shipping network design approach which is not only considering the harbours to be visited, cargo to be transported and number of ships available, but also considers environmental influences. Additionally the revenue contribution of alternative propulsion system can also be analysed. Extensive numerical tests indicate that significant savings are obtained when using this liner shipping network design approach.

Building Ships, Building a Nation Korea's Democratic Unionism Under Park Chung Hee

Building Ships, Building a Nation Korea's Democratic Unionism Under Park Chung Hee

Author: Hwasook Bergquist Nam Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2009

Building Ships, Building a Nation examines the rise and fall, during the rule of Park Chung Hee (1961-79), of the combative labor union at the Korea Shipbuilding and Engineering Corporation (KSEC), which was Korea's largest shipyard until Hyundai appeared on the scene in the early 1970s. Drawing on the union's extraordinary and extensive archive, Hwasook Nam focuses on the perceptions, attitudes, and discourses of the mostly male heavy-industry workers at the shipyard and on the historical and sociopolitical sources of their militancy. Inspired by legacies of labor activism from the colonial and immediate postcolonial periods, KSEC union workers fought for equality, dignity, and a voice for labor as they struggled to secure a living wage that would support families. The standard view of the South Korean labor movement sees little connection between the immediate postwar era and the period since the 1970s and largely denies positive legacies coming from the period of Japanese colonialism in Korea. Contrary to this conventional view, Nam charts the importance of these historical legacies and argues that the massive mobilization of workers in the postwar years, even though it ended in defeat, had a major impact on the labor movement in the following decades.

Building Ships, Building a Nation Korea's Democratic Unionism Under Park Chung Hee

Building Ships, Building a Nation Korea's Democratic Unionism Under Park Chung Hee

Author: Hwasook Bergquist Nam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2009

Building Ships, Building a Nation examines the rise and fall, during the rule of Park Chung Hee (1961-79), of the combative labor union at the Korea Shipbuilding and Engineering Corporation (KSEC), which was Korea's largest shipyard until Hyundai appeared on the scene in the early 1970s. Drawing on the union's extraordinary and extensive archive, Hwasook Nam focuses on the perceptions, attitudes, and discourses of the mostly male heavy-industry workers at the shipyard and on the historical and sociopolitical sources of their militancy. Inspired by legacies of labor activism from the colonial and immediate postcolonial periods, KSEC union workers fought for equality, dignity, and a voice for labor as they struggled to secure a living wage that would support families. The standard view of the South Korean labor movement sees little connection between the immediate postwar era and the period since the 1970s and largely denies positive legacies coming from the period of Japanese colonialism in Korea. Contrary to this conventional view, Nam charts the importance of these historical legacies and argues that the massive mobilization of workers in the postwar years, even though it ended in defeat, had a major impact on the labor movement in the following decades.

The Willits Brothers and Their Canoes Wooden Boat Craftsmen in Washington State, 1908-1967

The Willits Brothers and Their Canoes Wooden Boat Craftsmen in Washington State, 1908-1967

Author: Patrick F. Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2006

For half a century Earl and Floyd Willits built some of the world's finest canoes, first in Tacoma, Washington, then on Day Island, right off of Puget Sound in Seattle. Turning out approximately twenty canoes a year, carefully logging and numbering each one, the brothers emphasized quality and design rather than volume. Willits Brothers Canoes earned a reputation that enabled the tiny company to compete successfully with businesses much larger, leaving a name and legacy which is still admired by canoe aficionados today. Carefully researched and documented, this combination biography and company history tells the story of Earl and Floyd Willits and their unique canoe company. Beginning with their family's westward migration from Iowa, it follows the brothers as they set about starting the business that would become their lifelong work. Close attention is given to the Willits' business management and construction techniques as well as their personal lives. Interviews with surviving contemporaries and family members add a personal dimension to the Willits' story. Appendices include a detailed company logbook, instructions from the Willits brothers on various areas of canoe maintenance, a price list of canoes from 1928 to 1964 and a list of serial numbers and dates of manufacture. In addition, a price comparison with the Old Town Canoe Company, a listing of museums exhibiting a Willits Brothers canoe and various plans of Willits canoes are provided. Contemporary photographs from the Willits family collection are also included.

Industrializing American Shipbuilding The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920

Industrializing American Shipbuilding The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2006

Throughout the 19th century, the shipbuilding industry in America was both art and craft, one based on tradition, instinct, hand tools, and handmade ship models. Even as mechanization was introduced, the trade supported a system of apprenticeship, master builders, and family dynasties, and aesthetics remained the basis for design. Spanning the transition from wood to iron shipbuilding in America, Thiesen's history tells how practical and nontheoretical methods of shipbuilding began to be discarded by the 1880s in favor of technical and scientific methods. Perceiving that British warships were superior to its own, the United States Navy set out to adopt British design principles and methods. American shipbuilders wanted only to build better warships, but embracing British practices exposed them to new methods and technologies that aided in the transformation of American shipbuilding into an engineering-based industry. American shipbuilders soon improvised ways to turn U.S. shipyards into state-of-the-art facilities and, by the early 20th century, they forged ahead of the British in construction and production methods. The history of shipbuilding in America is a story of culture dictating technology. Thiesen describes the trans-Atlantic exchange of technical information that took place during this era and the role of the U.S. Navy in that transfer. He also profiles the lives of individual shipbuilders. Their stories will inspire enthusiasts of ships, shipbuilding, and shipbuilding technology, as well as historians and students of maritime history and the history of technology.

Technology Gatekeepers for War and Peace The British Ship Revolution and Japanese Industrialization

Technology Gatekeepers for War and Peace The British Ship Revolution and Japanese Industrialization

Author: M. Matsumoto Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2006

The technological revolution in shipbuilding in the early twentieth century had a great impact on the military, industrial, commercial worlds. Matsumoto focuses on the relationship between this revolution and the structure and function of 'technology gatekeepers' during the transfer of marine science and technology from Britain to Japan.

Boats of South Asia

Boats of South Asia

Author: Sean McGrail, Lucy Blue, Eric Kentley, Colin Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2002

This book sets new standards for the documentation of water transport, and introduces styles of boat-building which are unlikely to be found outside the sub-Continent. A fascinating and accessible read for anyone interested in boats or the South Asian way of life, as well as ethnographers, maritime archaeologists and historians, Boats of South Asia covers recent, exhaustive fieldwork in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; and covers a vast array of traditional boats used in the sub-Continent today for fishing and other coastal, riverine tasks.

Shipbuilding in Britain, Mainly Between Two World Wars

Shipbuilding in Britain, Mainly Between Two World Wars

Author: Leslie Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1957