Here Comes the Polly: A Biography of a Russian Built Gunboat (The Politkofsky)

By: Becker, Ethel Anderson

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First edition. A very nice copy. Half-inch tear to top edge of jacket front, very minor surface tear to jacket front. 1971 Large Hardcover. 127 pp. Politkofsky was a small Russian-built sidewheel gunboat that patrolled the Alaskan Panhandle in the 1860s. She was built of yellow cedar at New Archangel, or Sitka, and was 120 feet (37 m) in length and 152 tons displacement. Early copper boilers and a cross-head engine installed, and these came from an earlier ship Imperator Nicholas 1. When the Czar sold Russia to the US in 1867, the steamer was included in the deal. The paddler was then sold into civilian service as a tugboat. She worked the northwest coast, as the tug Polly, and went into Yukon River Gold Rush service, where she sank in the river in 1906. Includes black-and-white illustrations. KEYWORDS: ETHEL ANDERSON BECKER HERE COMES POLLY POLITKOFSKY BIOGRAPHY RUSSIAN RUSSIA BUILT GUNBOAT TRANSPORTATION BOATS WATERCRAFT

Title: Here Comes the Polly: A Biography of a Russian Built Gunboat (The Politkofsky)

Author: Becker, Ethel Anderson

Categories: Boats & Watercraft, Russian,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1971

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2205333