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1 Francaviglia, Richard V. From Sail to Steam: Four Centuries of Texas Maritime History 1500-1900
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 1998 0292725035 / 9780292725034 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Illustrated 
xvii, (3), 324 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, glossy blue-grey-brown dj w/color illustrated front & spine. The author provides an overview of the first four centuries of both merchant and military marine history. He tells of the ill-fated Spanish flotilla that wrekced off Padre Island in 1554 and of La Salle's flagship Belle, which sank in 1687. He explores the role of the Texas navy in the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836, and durding the years of the Texas Republic and also the Civil War battles at Galveston and Sabine Pass. 
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