Sail and Steam

Selected Maritime Writings of Yrjö Kaukiainen

Edited by Lars U. Scholl and Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen

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ISBN: 9781786949066

Publication: October 18, 2017

Series: Research in Maritime History 27

This collection provides a tribute to the career of maritime historian Yrjö Kaukiainen, composed upon his retirement from the University of Helsinki. It collects seventeen of his maritime essays written in English, reprinted in order to celebrate his career and impact on the field of maritime history. The selected essays encompass the following themes: maritime Finland; maritime labour; sail, steam, coal, and canvas; the timber-trade; maritime communication and networks; ship measurement and shipping statistics; the economics of merchant shipping; managerial skills in Finnish merchant fleets; and international freight markets. The collection primarily concerns Finnish shipping, and the maritime relationships between Finland and the wider international community, including the British timber-trade, the wider Baltic timber-trade, and Dutch shipping in relation to the Swedish Navigation Act. The essays are prefaced by three tributes of Kaukiainen’s career, penned by Lars U. Scholl, Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen, and Lewis R. Fischer, respectively. The volume concludes with a bibliography of Kaukiainen’s work on maritime history, in both Swedish and English, from 1981 to 2003.

Acknowledgements / iii-v Lars U. Scholl, "Yrj� Kaukiainen: A Tribute on the Occasion of his Forthcoming Retirement as Professor of Maritime History at the University of Helsinki" / vii-x Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen, "Yrj� Kaukiainen: A Man of the Sea" / xi-xiv Lewis R. Fischer, "Yrj� Kaukiainen and the Development of Maritime Economic History: / xv-xviii Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Finnish Sailors, 1750-1870" / 1-20 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Finnish and International Maritime Labour in the Age of Sail: Was There a Market?" / 21-29 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Five Years before the Mast: Observations on the Conditions of Maritime Labour in Finland and Elsewhere" / 31-44 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "The Maritime Labour Market: Skill and Experience as Factors of Demand and Supply" / 45-52 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Owners and Masters: Management and Managerial Skills in the Finnish Ocean-Going Merchant Fleet, c. 1840-1880" / 53-67 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "From Low-Cost to High-Cost Shipping: Finnish Maritime Labour Costs after the Second World War" / 69-77 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "The Modernization of Finnish Coastal Shipping and Railway Competition c. 1830-1913" / 79-90 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "British Timber Imports and Finnish Shipping, 1860-1910" / 91-99 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Baltic Timber-Trade under Sail: An Example of the Persistence of Old Techniques" / 101-111 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Coal and Canvas: Aspects of the Competition between Steam and Sail, c. 1870-1914" / 113-128 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Dutch Shipping and the Swedish Navigation Act (1724). A Case Study" / 129-139 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Seamen Ashore: Port Visits of Late Nineteenth-Century Finnish Sailors" / 141-149 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Wreck-plundering by East Finnish Coastal People- Criminal Tradition or Popular Culture?" / 151-162 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "From Days and Knots to Pounds and Dollars: Some Problems in the Study of the Economics of Late Nineteenth Century Merchant Shipping" / 163-177 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Tons and Tonnages: Ship Measurement and Shipping Statistics, c. 1870-1980" / 179-205 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "International Freight Markets in the 1830's and 1840's: The Experience of a Major Finnish Shipowner" / 207-230 Yrj� Kaukiainen, "Shrinking the World: Improvements in the Speed of Information Transmission, c. 1820-1870" / 231-260 Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen, "Yrj� Kaukiainen: A Maritime Bibliography" / 261-266

Format: Ebook

284 Pages

ISBN: 9781786949066

Publication: October 18, 2017

Series: Research in Maritime History 27

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