6 edition of Chicago: port to the world. found in the catalog.
Traces the development of Chicago as an inland seaport and describes harbor operations as well as the ships and the duties of the men who sail them.
Bibliography: p. 158.
|LC Classifications||HE554.C5 R5|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||160|
|LC Control Number||69010338|
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