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TitleWooden ships and iron men : the story of the square-rigged merchant marine of British North America, the ships, their builders and owners and the men who sailed them
AuthorWallace, Frederick William, 1886-1958
PublisherHodder and Stoughton, Ltd.
Place of PublicationLondon, England ; Toronto, Ontario
Date[1924]
DescriptionThis book gives a brief history of square-rigged ships of the British North American merchant marine, an area of shipping history not previously well-covered. Many of the ships and crews the author writes about worked on the Grand Banks as a part of the Banks Fishery. -- This copy includes eight pages of illustrations from Blue Peter colour prints, tipped-in at the beginning.
ContentsBlue Peter colour prints: The China clippers. Cutty Sark ; Thermopylæ. The American clippers. Dreadnought ; Flying Cloud. The Boston clippers. James Baines ; Lightning. The Melbourne clipper. Carlisle Castle -- Chapter 1. The dawn of British North American shipping -- Chapter 2. The boom days of the 'fifties -- Chapter 3. The 'sixties in Quebec and New Brunswick shipping -- Chapter 4. The 'sixties in Nova Scotia--a period of expansion -- Chapter 5. The Bluenose fashion -- Chapter 6. The Nova Scotiamen of the palmy 'seventies -- Chapter 7. The 'seventies in New Brunswick shipping -- Chapter 8. The 'seventies in Quebec, Prince Edward Island and the lakes -- Chapter 9. The 'eighties in Nova Scotia shipping -- Chapter 10. The 'eighties in New Brunswick, Quebec and Prince Edward Island -- Chapter 11. The last of the Bluenose ships -- Appendix.
SubjectSailing ships
Shipbuilding--Canada
Square riggers--Canada
Ships, Wooden--Canada
Merchant marine--Canada--History
Merchant ships--Canada--History
Physical Descriptionxviii, 337, [26] p. of plates : front., ill.
NoteThis copy contains several additional illustrations on p. [2], the title page, and p. [3] of cover.
LocationCanada--Nova Scotia
Canada--New Brunswick
Canada--Prince Edward Island
Canada--Québec (Province)
Great Lakes (North America)
Local Call NumberVK 26 W3 1924
TypeText
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg: Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0302
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies - Digitized Books.
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
LanguageEng
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies
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