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Coast To Coast

Author : Peter Plowman
ISBN : 9781877058608
Genre : Transportation
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There was a time when the only way to travel between the major cities located around the coast of Australia was by ship. Up to the end of the nineteenth century, these ships were primarily intended to transport cargo. With Federation in 1901 came the development of a new type of coastal ship, intended to transport passengers in comfort, with cargo of secondary importance. During the first ten years of the twentieth century the size of coastal passenger vessels increased at a steady rate, along with improvements in their passenger accommodation. The twelve month period from September 1912 to September 1913 would see no less than six large new liners built for the major Australian coastal trades. Unfortunately, within a year of the last new liner entering service, World War One brought major changes to the coastal trade. Eventually all new liners, plus most of the older ones, were taken over for military duty in foreign waters, and the coastal trade virtually ground to a halt. Of the six large liners built just before the war, only two returned permanently to the Australian coastal trade. Things changed in 1929, when two large motorships were built. Larger and faster than any previous coastal liner, they completely outclassed the competition, and became extremely popular. In the mid-1930s three more large liners joined the trade within eighteen months. From 1936 to 1939 Australians enjoyed the best coastal service ever, but then war raised its ugly presence again, and for a second time the ships found themselves taken over for military duty. By the time all the ships built in the ten years before the war were back in commercial service, the coastal trade was facing intensive competition from airlines, which were establishing new routes and providing cheaper fares as well as much quicker travel times. The coastal liners struggled through the 1950s, but it was becoming increasingly clear that the time when travellers sought a pleasant few days at sea were ending, and the airliner was the mode of transport for the future. In 1961 the last two coastal liners were sold to foreign owners, and the coastal trade as it had been known for many years came to an end. There would be a small revival in the mid-1960s, when the State Shipping Service introduced a service that circumnavigated Australia, which enjoyed a brief flush of success, but in July 1969 this service ended.

Coast To Coast Ghosts

Author : Leslie Rule
ISBN : 9781449437435
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Ghosts have been the entertaining subject of many works of fiction, but they're even more intriguing (and perhaps even scarier) when they are the focus of real-life hauntings in our own backyard. An employee of the St. James Hotel in New Mexico watches in shock as a fair-haired toddler with a terribly disfigured face disappears into the floor. This is just one of the paranormal mysteries Leslie Rule shares with us--a result of extensive interviews and research uncovering the reasons behind ghost sightings across the country. Coast to Coast Ghosts features dozens of spine-tingling, real-life ghost stories and approximately fifty black-and-white photographs taken by Rule, including some believed to have captured actual apparitions. Only the reader can decide. . . .

Coast To Coast

Author : Betsy Byars
ISBN : 9781453294192
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Birch agreed to one last flight in her grandfather’s Piper Cub, neither knew it would be a life-changing trip Birch’s grandfather, “Pop,” wants to take his plane out for one more trip before moving into a retirement home. He wants to take Birch along with him, which sounds like a fine plan—until the two decide to turn the short flight into a cross-country adventure without telling Birch’s parents. As grandfather and granddaughter soar westward across strange, beautiful landscapes, Birch begins to learn more about her past, a grandmother she lost, and a family member she never knew she had. Coast to Coast is a grand adventure; a heartwarming story of family revelations; and a panoramic view of the United States by air. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Pcc From Coast To Coast

Author : Fred W. Schneider
ISBN : UOM:39015006398989
Genre : Transportation
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Coast To Coast

Author : Jan Morris
ISBN : 9780571258314
Genre : Travel
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Fresh from her successful scoop reporting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a year journeying across the United States, by car, train, ship and aeroplane. In herwords a "period piece", Coast to Coast describes an American identity markedly different from today. In her brilliant prose, Morris records with exuberence and curiosity a time of innocence in the US - when television was in its infancy, the Big Mac had not been invented and the popular song of the day was "Chattanooga Choo-Choo".

Ghosts Coast To Coast

Author : William Uchtman
ISBN : 9781453501368
Genre : Reference
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"Every state has its own ghost. Every city has a few spirits. In Ghosts Coast to Coast, a friendly apparition named John takes the reader on a spirited journey through the fifty states visiting famous and obscure haunted houses throughout the United States. It's a haunting journey discovering the haunting activity of Ghosts Coast To Coast...."

Coast To Coast

Author : John Chi-Kit Wong
ISBN : 9780802095329
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Coast to Coast, a wide range of contributors examine the historical development of hockey across Canada, in both rural and urban settings, to ask how ideas about hockey have changed.

Dream Hikes Coast To Coast

Author : Jack Bennett
ISBN : 9780897328371
Genre : Travel
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Starting in April 2000, Jack Bennett logged thousands of miles over seven years in his search for America's best hikes. In Dream Hikes Coast to Coast, Bennett shares how each hike looked and felt; what weather and animals were encountered; and the emotional impact of every event and panorama. Individual hikes are accompanied by maps showing the trailhead, routes, and topographic landmarks. Camping, lodging, fees, and contact information are also presented for each hike.

From Coast To Coast With Jack London

Author : A-No. 1
ISBN : 9781891053863
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Another edition of the Hobo series as told by A No.1, this time featuring the famed Jack London. Many are familiar with his social activism and literary classics, Call of the Wild and White Fang, but here we have an intimate travelogue of the man behind the legend. Even before his rise to greatness, A No. 1 can sense something special in the young Jack London and reluctantly agrees to his persistent requests to partner up for a grand hobo trip across the states from New York to Oakland. This is a rare inside glimpse of a true man amongst men, building his character through the trials and tribulations of the hobo life and hopping trains from coast to coast. And of course, this includes all the danger, thrills, violence, earnestness, wit and wisdom we’ve come to expect from tramp extraordinaire, A No. 1. Coast to Coast with Jack London is a slice of true Americana history too real to ever be in a history book and written as only an insider could. The hobo series is on off-kilter primer of subculture, counterculture, and anti-authoritarianism -- a must for any train fanatic or anyone intrigued by the lives of hoboes and tramps and life in general.

Coast To Coast

Author : Frederic Raphael
ISBN : 9781448211074
Genre : Fiction
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Marion and Barnaby Pierce are an American couple who are about to sell the New England house in which they have raised what seems to be a happy family. They are leaving on a trip across America in a vintage jaguar which Barnaby intends to give his son who is getting married in Los Angeles. Their long drive from coast to coast is planned to include a number of stops: the first to deposit their dog with Marion's pious, bitter sister in upstate New York. At every stop there are memories and surprises as Barnaby and Marion live and re-live their secret dramas and, in the allusive, edgy dialogues of a long-married couple, reveal more about themselves than they care to confess. In Minneapolis, they find that their daughter, Stacey, is pregnant by one man and living with another; in Chicago, Barnaby's old writing partner, now a millionaire businessman, is unwisely lured into an old vaudeville routine; in Seattle, a meeting with a newspaper editor who once loved Marion re-opens old wounds; and in Los Angeles, their other daughter, Zara, who now calls herself Zenobia, turns out to be a shockingly unsociable member of her brother's wedding.

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