Maritime activities
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American Maritime History
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American Maritime Documents
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Forty-Niners Round the Horn

19th Century Merchant Marine

Maritime Activities in American History

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The USS Kearsarge sinks the CSS Alabama off Cherbourg, France, after Alabama had destroyed 64 United States merchant ships during nearly two years of commerce raiding.