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1 WELLS, David A Reform Club of New York. Decay of our Ocean Mercantile Marine
Reform Club of New York, 1889, 
WELLS, David A. The Decay of our Ocean Mercantile Marine : Its cause and its cure: will subsidizing ships bring back our foreign commerce, and afford markets for the surplus products of our manufacturing industries?: An address delivered before the Reform Club of New York October 18, 1889. New York: The Reform Club, 1889. Pp 48. Small 8vo, printed wraps. Reform Club Series-VI. "The decline in American ship-building, and in the American caryying trade upon the ocean, did not, as is often asserted and somewhat widely believed, commence with the war, and was not occasioned by the depredations of the Confederate cruisers. These agencies simply helped on a decadence that had previously commenced; the primary cause of which was the substitution of steam in the place of wind as an agent for ship propulsion, and of iron in the place of wood for ship construction." Front cover nearly detached, small horizontal tear to front cover, slightly rubbed, else vg. 80.00

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