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From Sail to Steam: Four Centuries of Texas Maritime History, 1500-1900
Based on recent discoveries in nautical archaeology, Francaviglia tells the stories of the ill-fated Spanish flotilla that wrecked off Padre Island in 1554 and of French explorer 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 during the years of the Texas Republic, and also describes the Civil ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by University of Texas Press
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