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“To Commit ourselves to our own Ingenuity and Industry:”

 

Early Philadelphia Shipbuilding, 1676-1810,

 

Joshua Humphreys

 

&

 

The Shipbuilding Community of Southwark: An Embattled Enclave

 

Contents:

 

Abbreviations:

 

American Philosophical  Society Proceeding – APSP

 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania – HSP

 

IndependenceSeaportMuseum – ISM

 

Journal of American History – JAH

 

PennsylvaniaHospital Archives – PHA

 

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography – PMHB

 

Philadelphia Branch of the National Archives – PBNA

 

PhiladelphiaCity Archives – PCA

 

PhiladelphiaMuseum of Art – PMA

 

Contents:

 

Introduction:

 

Chapter 1: “The Bigger of My New Ships is near Launching…:” Early Philadelphia    Shipbuilding, 1676-1770

 

Chapter 2: To Build Ships for the American Navy

 

Chapter 3: To Build Ships for the United States Navy

 

Chapter 4: American Warships at Sea, 1797-1798

 

Chapter 5: From High Tide to Low Tide, 1798-1801

 

Chapter 6: The Rivals and the Enemies

 

Chapter 7: The Shipbuilding Community of Southwark, 1788-1810: An Embattled

 

Enclave

 

Appendices:

 

1. Early Philadelphia Shipbuilders, 1684-1768.

 

2. Shipbuilding Community of Southwark, keyed to maps, Figure 10 & 11.

 

Bibliography

 

Illustrations:

 

Figure 1: A map of the northern portion of the Philadelphia waterfront, 1762

 

Figure 2: A map of the southern portion of the Philadelphia waterfront, 1762

 

Figure 3: Matthew Birch’s 1820 oil painting of a shipyard beneath the Penn Treaty Tree

 

Figure 4: Pit sawing

 

Figure 5: Caulking

 

Figure 6: Joshua Humphreys’ Diagonal Riders

 

Figure 7: a photograph of a Mold Loft

 

Figure 8: A Keel on blocks and the technique of scarfing wood

 

Figure 9: A Matthew Birch print of the U.S. Philadelphia under construction in Joshua

 

Humphreys’ Southwark shipyard

 

Figures 10 & 11: Maps of the shipbuilding community of Southwark and the location of

 

The homes of twenty-three residents

 

Figure 12: A photograph of the home of Southwark merchant, Paul Beck

 

Figure 13: A photograph of the home of Southwark lumber merchant, Joseph Huddle

 

Figure 14: A photograph of side by side homes of middling craftsmen on Front St. in

 

Southwark

 

Figure 15: A photograph of an artisan’s home on Mary St. in Southwark

 

 

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