Argonaut is Soon to appear in Kindle

Argonaut cover finalArgonaut – An Angel and Gabri Adventure

 

D. W. Welsh’s novella Argonaut – An Angel and Gabri Adventure is finally available on Kindle. This book takes the reader along with the two delightful and adventurous young French citizens on their travel to America by way of steamship during the high belle époque. Witnessing the wealth of New York, as well as the poverty of the immigrant tenements, these two encounter an experimental dirigible, a civilian submarine called a submersible in Baltimore harbor, and meet fascinating and powerful people of the age in 1897 United States. Then they escape with a fortune of the French government’s money and flee southward along the coast of the United States, heading for the tropical islands, pineapples, and of course, bananas.

 

The sequel, Angel and Gabri’s next adventure, The Banana War is due out later in 2020!

BOOK LAUNCH “The Inspection Tugboats Baltimore 1857-1980”

The Inspection Tugboats Baltimore 1857-1980 cover

ANNOUNCING the publication of “The Inspection Tugboats Baltimore 1857-1980” by David W. Wooddell, 299 pages, B&W, at Amazon, May 2020.

The “Baltimore” (1906) was the last operating coal-powered steam tugboat in Baltimore Harbor. “The Inspection Tugboats Baltimore 1857-1980” is a richly detailed history of the two inspection tugboats named the “Baltimore” from 1857 to 1980. It’s a biography of the two city-owned inspection tugboats, as well as a history of Baltimore harbor and the iceboats that operated alongside the “Baltimore” to keep the harbor, the Patapsco River, and the Chesapeake Bay clear of ice. They towed vessels off the shore, saved men trapped and in desperate need, and they helped the harbor run efficiently.
They towed vessels off the shore, saved men trapped and in desperate need, and they helped the harbor run efficiently. The book begins with the building of the first tugboat “Baltimore” in 1857 by Murray & Hazlehurst at their Vulcan Works.
The narrative details the boat’s invaluable service to the city, mayor, port warden, and city council. In 1906 the second tugboat “Baltimore” was built for the city by the William H. Skinner & Sons Shipyard. The second “Baltimore” (1906) remains with us today. She served the city until she was transferred to the Maryland Port Authority, and not much later sold. Sam du Pont bought the boat and operated her as a yacht, winning awards for the historic vessel. She sank in 1979. After the “Baltimore” (1906) was brought up from the Sassafras River, Sam and Jeanne du Pont donated her to the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI).
This book ends with the “Baltimore’s” designation as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. Archival records, news reports, and interviews from ten years research inform the book.
David W Wooddell on Tugboat Baltimore Nov 2014 by Kat Forder
Photo by Kat Forder Photography,, Nov 2014, on the Inspection Tugboat Baltimore
This book is authored by former National Geographic magazine Research Editor
David W. Wooddell of Baltimore, Maryland.