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261 HANSON, John Wesley, ed. New York's Awful Excursion Boat Horror, told by survivors and rescuers
John W. Hanson, New York, 1904, 
HANSON, John Wesley, (ed.). New York's Awful Excursion Boat Horror, told bysurvivors and rescuers . The Ghastly Story of the Heart-Rending Tragedy at Hell Gate Vividly Portrayed by Pen and Picture. Every Harrowing Detail of the World's Most Appalling Holocaust Accurately Described by Eye-Witnesses.The Self-Sacrificing Heroism of Mothers. The Wholesale Cremation of Little Children. The Noble Deeds of Brave Life-Savers. The Thrilling Scenes on th e Flame-Swept Decks of the Ill-Fated Pleasure Boat, General Slocum, Truthfully Delineated. [New York]: (John W. Hanson, 1904). Pp. [1]-326,(2), + 40 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy blue cloth with oblong illustrated pictorial panel to front, gilt borders and lettering to front and spine. A chronicle of the horrors that stemmed from the destruction of the steamship General Slocum in June, 1904. The ship caught fire in the East River, burning to the water line, and killed more than a thousand people. Rear inner hingecracked, outer hinges and edges worn, nicking and minor fraying to spine e nds, crudely tape-repaired tears near gutter of pp. 61-64 (and the following two plates), pp. 15-16 and a couple of other plates loose but present, spine lettering fades, some spotting to front, else good. 45.00

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262 HANSON, Neil Custom of the Sea black cloth in dj
John Wiley & Sons, 1999, ISBN:0-471-38389-9 
HANSON, Neil. The Custom of the Sea [A Shocking True Tale of Shipwreck, Murder and the Last Taboo.] NY: John Wiley & Sons, (1999). Pp 315. Illustrated, frontis + 16 pp of plates. 8vo, black cloth. "Four shipwrecked sailors...one must die so the others might live. [...] A terrifying true-to-life account of peril on the high seas-and of the electrifying murder trial that shocked the world. -from the dust jacket. Vg in dust jacket. 25.00

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263 HARLEY, Brian J.S. COOK, James). Legacy of James Cook : The Story of the Bay of Islands. Signed Paperback.
Harkim Enterprises, Corner Brook, NL, 1998, ISBN:0968447600 
HARLEY, Brian J.S. The Legacy of James Cook : The Story of the Bay of Islands. (Corner Brook, NF: Harkim Enterprises, 1998). First Edition. Pp. (1),ii-xix,(1),1-239,(13). With 25 b&w photos, 2 colour photos, 3 colour reproductions of Robert Pilot paintings, many maps and other illustrations. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Despite its somewhat misleading title, this is a general history of the development of this region of western Newfoundland, and particularly of the growth of Corner Brook. With coverage of the region's many shipwrecks. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; 1. Putting the Bay of Islands on the Map; 2. Captain James Cook; 3. Newfoundland's Contribution to Cook's Pacific Voyages; 4. The French Shore Problem and Trouble with America; 5. Early Settlement; 6. The Arrival of the Railway; 7. World War I,Prohibition, Social Life, and Growth of Curling [the town, not the sport; 8. The Arrival of the Paper Mill; 9. The Depression Years; 10.Bowaters and World War II; 11. Confederation and Civic Government; 12. Corner Brook's Magnets [sic, apparently not meant as "magnates" as seen by the accompanying illustration]] and the Lundrigan Era; 13. The Pulp and Paper Mill and the Kruger Purchase; 14 Medicare and Hospitals; 15. Memorial University, Sports and Drama, Churches and Service Clubs; 16. The Malls, Merchants, Banks and Lawyers; 17 Marble Mountain and Other Sports; 18. The Future. Appendices : Roll of Honour 1 914-1918; Roll of Honour 1939-1945; Military Decorations WW II; Corner Brook Residents inducted into Newfoundland and Labrador SportsHall of Fame; Male Residents of Bay of Islands from Lovell's Province of N ewfoundland Directory, 1871. Very good. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. 45.00

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264 HARRINGTON, Michael GLOVER, John Hawley Offbeat Mystery of Newfoundland and Labrador
Harry Cuff Publications Ltd., St. John's, 1988, 
HARRINGTON, Michael. Offbeat Mystery of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's : Harry Cuff Publications Ltd., 1988. Pp (2),[i]v,,(1),1-101,(3). 8vo, black card covers. Contents : The Mysterious Loss of the S.S. Lion [1882]; Vengeance Across the Seas; A Message from the Grave; Marooned on the Funks [1852]; The Puzzle of the Polaris; The Disappearance of Nancy Hope [c.1832];Murder Solved by a Dream; Horrid Hoax of the S.S. City of Rome; The Black Stag of Distress [now St.Bride's]; H.M.S. Guernsey 'Attacked' by Loons; Babes in the Woods; S.S. Kite and the Inuit Skulls [1891]; S.S. Silvia and Number 13 Jinx [1908, with some shipwrecked Newfoundland postage stamps]; The Telegrapher's Tale; Solution of the S.S. Snowflake Sinking [1900, Gull Island Point]; When the Gong Boomed at Government House [1885, connected with the death of the Governor, Sir John Hawley Glover]; Bilocation and Dramatic Rescue [1823]; Poltergeist at St.Paul's Inlet; A Whale of a Tale [the 1905 hoax of the whale-taming Professor Muller]; Did the Dead Men Come Home? [Curlew, near Grady, 1867]; Pubnico Belle, Coffin Ship [1891]; Haunting of theShoal Bay Hoard; A Tale of Two Schooners [1909, the Orinoco and the Cedell a]; Golden Bay Gold. Very good. 15.00

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265 HARRIS, John Without Trace : The Last Voyages of Eight Ships.
Book Club Associates, 1982, 
HARRIS, John. Without Trace : The Last Voyages of Eight Ships. London: BookClub Associates, (1982). Pp. (12),3-244,(2) + 8 p. of plates. Map endpaper s. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters : 1. H.M.S. Erebus and Terror (1847) : Lost inthe Arctic; 2. Mary Celeste (1872) : The Greatest Mystery of All; 3. U.S.S . Maine (1898) : Disaster in Cuba; 4. S.S. Waratah (1909) : The Liner That Vanished; 5. U.S.S. Cyclops (1918): An American Tragedy; 6. Joyita (1955) :Mystery in the Pacific; 7. Teignmouth Electron (1969) : A Tragedy of Lonel iness. Light shelfwear, some browning to top- and fore-edges, else very good in nicked dust jacket. 20.00

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266 HARRISON, Leslie Titanic Myth : The Californian Incident. 2nd ed in dj. signed.
S.P.A. Ltd., Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, 1992, ISBN:1854211846 
HARRISON, Leslie. A Titanic Myth : The Californian Incident. (Hanley Swan, Worcestershire: The S.P.A. Ltd., 1992). Second Edition. Pp. (1)-287,[1]. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A presentation ofthe account of the sinking of the Titanic based largely on the memories of Captain Stanley Lord of the Californian, who was condemned of being respon sible for many of the deaths for failing to respond quickly to the sinking of the Titanic. The second part of the book forcuses on the author's efforts to clear Lord's name of responsibility for the increased death toll, and the problems he encountered in pursuing that unpopular course. Vg in lightly edgeworn dj. Signed and dated by Harrison on the title page. 100.00

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267 HARVEY, M. Nova Scotia Historical Society Collections 09 CABOT, John Voyages and Discoveries of the Cabots
1895, 
HARVEY, M., Rev. "The Voyages and Discoveries of the Cabots". A paper in the Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol.9. Halifax : The Nova Scotia Historical Society, 1895. Pp [17]-37. Printed by Nova Scotia Printing Company. Also : Israel Longworth's "A Chapter in the History of Township of Onslow, Nova Scotia" (39-71); L.G. Power's "Richard John Uniacke" (73-118); S.D. MacDonald's "Ships of War Lost on the Coast of Nova Scotia andSable Island, during the Eighteenth Century" (119-135); James Plimsoll Edw ards' "Louisbourg: An Historical Sketch" (137-196). Vg. For the volume. 60.00

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268 HATCHARD, Keith A. Two Atlantics. new
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:1551093057 
HATCHARD, Keith A. The Two Atlantics. 'There shall not two Atlantics be'- Old sea proverb. (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing), [2000]. Pp. 144 . 8vo, illustrated card covers. Front cover adds: "The Shipwreck of the SS Atlantic at Prospect, N.S., April 1st, 1873". Contents: Part One - Reservations: "Paris,March 1873"; "London, March 1873"; "Lancashire, 1873". Part Two - Transatl antic: "The Captain's Table"; "Steerage"; " A Stroll on the Deck"; " The Grand Saloon"; " A Change of Course"; " A Farewell Party". Part Three - Disaster: "The Middle Watch"; "Shipwreck"; "Rescue"; "The Reverend William Ancient"; "The Ryans of Ryan's Island"; "Angels of Mercy"; "The Small Boats": "The Walkers"; "Inventory"; "Reporters"; "The Burials". Part Four - Postscript: "Postscript". Part Five - Appendices: "The Tribunal Report"; "Listing ofPassengers and Crew"; The Inventory"; "Bibliography". New. 12.95

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269 HATCHARD, Keith A. Two Atlantics. The Shipwreck of the SS Atlantic at Prospect, N.S., April 1st, 1873.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2000, ISBN:1551093057 
HATCHARD, Keith A. The Two Atlantics. 'There shall not two Atlantics be'- Old sea proverb. (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing), [2000]. Pp. 144 . 8vo, illustrated blue and black card covers. Front cover adds: "The Shipwreck of the SS Atlantic at Prospect, N.S., April 1st, 1873". Contents: Part One - Reservations: "Paris, March 1873"; "London, March 1873"; "Lancashire, 1873". PartTwo - Transatlantic: "The Captain's Table"; "Steerage"; " A Stroll on the Deck"; " The Grand Saloon"; " A Change of Course"; " A Farewell Party". Part Three - Disaster: "The Middle Watch"; "Shipwreck"; "Rescue"; "The Reverend William Ancient"; "The Ryans of Ryan's Island"; "Angels of Mercy"; "The Small Boats": "The Walkers"; "Inventory"; "Reporters"; "The Burials". Part Four - Postscript: "Postscript". Part Five - Appendices: "The Tribunal Report"; "Listing of Passengers and Crew"; The Inventory"; "Bibliography". Vg. Due to its small size, shipping costs will be cheaper than quoted. 8.00

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270 HATCHER, Michael THORNCROFT, Antony DE RHAM, Max Nanking Cargo. 1st UK in dj.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1987, ISBN:0241121175 
HATCHER, Michael. The Nanking Cargo. With Antony Thorncroft and Max de Rham. London: Hamish Hamilton, (1987). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-176. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In 1985 Mike Hatcher, ex-Barnado boy, ex-sheep farmer, located a Dutch East Indiaman, the Geldermalsen, which had been wrecked in 1752 in the South China seas. From the ocean bed, Hatch and his partner, Max de Rham, salvaged its vast cargo ofChinese porcelain and gold. When this haul -- known to the world as the Na nking Cargo -- was sold at Christies in Amsterdam, it made over ten millionpounds, and established Captain Hatcher as the most controversial and weal thy treasure hunter of the day. [...] Tough, uncompromising and ruthless, his home is his yacht, The Restless M, from which he and de Rham are huntingan even larger treasure [at the time of publication] somewhere off the coa st of Singapore." - from the dj. Stamp from "Penguin Books" to front pastedown, else vg in short-closed-torn (two-inches to head of spine) dj. 50.00

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271 HEAL, S. C. Maple Leaf Afloat : Volume II : More Maritime Memories
Cordillera Publishing Company, Vancouver, BC, 1993, ISBN:1895590043 
HEAL, S. C. The Maple Leaf Afloat : Volume II : More Maritime Memories . Vancouver, BC: Cordillera Publishing Company, (1993). Pp. (1)-204,[4]. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated light grey card covers. A collection of short pieces depicting shipping and seafaring along the British Columbian coast. Contents: 1. B.C. Ferry Corporation: A World Scale Ferry System, 2. The Queen ofVictoria / Sergey Yesenin Collision, 3. Fesco Line: A Modern Russian Shipp ing Enterprise, 4. A Voyage in Exotic Waters, 5. International Maritime Carriers: Hong Kong Shipowners, 6. A Tale of Three Greeks, the Dog, the Captain and the Ship, 7. The Story of Four Boats, 8. The Vanline Incident, 9. TheTragedy of the City of Benares, 10. Nearly a Total Loss: The Guldborg, 11. The Saga of the Kaare II, 12. The Evolution of the Lumber Carrier, 13. For gotten Shipping Lines: The Norwegian Companies, 14. Norwegian Trampships ofYesteryear: A Photo Album. Vg. 28.00

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272 HEAL, S.C. Conceived in War, Born in Peace: Canada's Deep Sea Merchant Marine
Cordillera Pub., 1992, ISBN:1895590019 
HEAL, S.C. Conceived in War, Born in Peace: Canada's Deep Sea Merchant Marine. Vancouver: Cordillera Pub., 1992. Pp (4),5-234,i-ii,(4). 8vo, red cardcovers. "Fifty and seventy-five years have elapsed since Canada and Canadians twice in this century turned to, with a huge will and sense of national purpose, and built a great fleet of ships to meet the challenges of war. Ships which proclaimed their origins with pride as they went about their business, sailing singly or in convoy, sometimes never to arrive at their next port of call, and wearing names which said all that needed to be said about their place of birth, or subsequent origins. Such names as Outremont Park, Fort Edmonton, Canadian Winner, City of Vancouver, Yarmouth County and Ottawa Pandora. The casualties to the ships were frequently accompanied with heavy loss of life, often but not always Canadian for these ships were built as part of our national contribution to an international war effort in times of great peril. These fleets both carried with them the hopes of Canadianbusiness, industry, politicians, and ordinary people in the street, whose sweat and tax dollars had been spent in profusion to achieve these results.Those hopes were that each fleet would create opportunities for long-term peacetime merchant shipping endeavours. To some extent the hopes were justified, but very few of the companies survive to-day. Instead what we have are memories and our imaginations to guide us. Picture the Fort Mumford whosetorpedo-shattered, coral-encrusted hull rests in deep water somewhere off a coral atoll in the Indian Ocean, or the Taber Park whose remains have likely long since sunk into the shifting sands of Britain's east coast. And then there is the City of Victoria, victim of the rocks in Hakodate Straits, and the Green Hill Park whose blazing hulk can still be pictured by many asit burned itself out against Siwash Rock, in Vancouver's Stanley Park." - from the rear cover. Vg. 15.00

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273 HEAL, S.C. Maple Leaf Afloat : West Coast Maritime Memories, Volume I.
Cordillera, Vancouver, 1992, ISBN:1895590027 
HEAL, S.C. The Maple Leaf Afloat : Volume I. West Coast Maritime Memories. Vancouver, B.C.: Cordillera Pub. Co., (1992). Pp 181. 8vo, ill. card covers. The author's recollections of miscellaneous marine events on Canada's west coast. Contents include: "Seaspan Spans the North Pacific"; "The Auctioning of the Ioannis Daskalelis"; "Bob Rolston and the Steamship Famous"; "TheSteam Yacht Vencedor"; "Anglo-Australian: The Ship Which Disappeared"; "Ge orgia Shipping Ltd: A Colourful Little Company"; "Vancouver: Host Port to Foreign Fishing Fleets"; "The Sunshine Coast's Historic Connections with theNelson Period"; "Hijinks Aboard H.M.S. Persimmon"; "Vancouver Island Coal and the Steamship Miami"; "A Visit to the Jeremiah O'Brien"; "Fish Farming:A More Recent Coastal Industry"; "Kelly's Folly"; "Disasters in English Ba y"; "Specialty Forest Product Carriers"; "Forgotten Shipping Lines: The British Companies"; "British Trampships of Yesteryear: A Photo Album". Vg. 28.00

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274 HEATH, Eric MCLEAN, Gavin. Shipwrecks Around New Zealand. in dj.
Grantham House, Wellington, 1994, ISBN:1869340442 
HEATH, Eric. Shipwrecks Around New Zealand. Text by Gavin McLean. (Wellington), New Zealand: Grantham House, (1994). Pp 80. Oblong, purple cloth. A selection of thirty one wrecks from the more than 2300 known to have occurredoff New Zealand. Their stories are recounted by marine historian McLean, a nd are handsomely illustrated by Heath. Vg in dj. 60.00

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275 HEDEN, Karl E. Directory of Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. First Edtion in dustjacket
Bruce Humphries, Boston , 1966, 1966 
HEDEN, Karl E. Directory of Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Boston : Bruce Humphries Publishers, (1966). First Edtion. Pp (4),v-x,1-116,(2). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

“Anyone interested in boating, skin-diving or fishing will find this directory an invaluable guide. It pinpoints approximately 1,500 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes so that in many cases the reader will be able to find its exact location. The date that the ship was wrecked, and information regarding the estimated value of the ship and its cargo are also given.” - from the dj.

Contents :
Foreword by Admiral E.J. Roland of the USCG;
1. Lake Michigan.
2. Lake Huron.
3. Lake Erie.
4. Lake Superior.
5. Lake Ontario.
6. Connecting Waterways.
7. Life Saving Service Reports.

Example: Mary McVie Vessel of 208 tons, October 9, 1878, stranded one quarter of a mile south-west from Walker's Point, Manitoulin Island.

Light smudge to p. 84, else very good in lightly browned and edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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276 HEFFERNAN, Mike. Rig : An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster.
Creative Publishers, St. John's, 2009, ISBN:9781897174418 
HEFFERNAN, Mike. Rig : An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster. St. John's : Creative Publishers, 2009. First Edition. Pp (10),1-204,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated light brown card covers, French flaps. "In the earlyhours of February 15,1982, while undertaking exploratory drilling one hund red and seventy nautical miles east of St John's Newfoundland, the Ocean Ranger, the Titanic of semi-submersible oil rigs, capsized and sank in a severe weather storm. All eight-four crewmen, including fifty-six Newfoundlanders, were lost. It was Canada's worst maritime disaster since the Second World War, leaving that tightly - knit island province shattered to its core. [...] Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster, a collection of first-person accounts and previously unpublished photographs, describes events as they unfolded from those most greatly affected - victims' families, former rig workers, emergency responders and government officials. It is an intimate journey through grief and sadness and the search for meaning in themost devastating of tragedies." - from the front flap. Very good. 15.00

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277 HEMMING, Robert J. Ships Gone Missing : The Great Lakes Storm of 1913. Hardcover in dustjacket
Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1992, 
HEMMING, Robert J. Ships Gone Missing [: The Great Lakes Storm of 1913]. Chicago : Contemporary Books, (1992). Pp 197. Illustrated. 8vo, black spine, grey boards. "In November 1913 a storm of enormous power raged across the Great Lakes for four horror-filled days, sinking a dozen ships, damaging twenty-five more, drowning almost three hundred sailors and passengers, and wreaking havoc ashore in parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan and much of Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 22.00

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278 HICKS, Brian When the Dancing Stopped : The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake.
Free Press, New York, 2006, ISBN:9780743280082 
HICKS, Brian. When the Dancing Stopped : The Real Story of the Morro CastleDisaster and Its Deadly Wake. New York : Free Press, (2006). First Printin g. Pp [i]-xxi,(1),[1]-346,+ 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, grey cloth spine, greypaper covered boards, black lettering to spine. "During the dark days of t he Great Depression, thousands of weary souls escaped their bleak lives fora week of paradise aboard the Ward Line's glamorous cruise ship, the Morro Castle. It was the most famous passenger liner of its day, lightning fast, elegantly appointed. It was also a ticking time bomb. It was the summer of 1934. Two sailors joined the Morro Castle crew, one a teenager on his firs t job away from home, the other a dangerous psychopath. Within two months, they would witness the end of the party in a single night of death, killer storms, and catastrophic fire. And that was only the beginning of a twenty-year-long story. In When the Dancing Stopped, we too walk up the gangplank to that art-deco liner and, at first, enjoy the glamour and the sultry Havana nights. With mounting suspense, we also witness the launch of a mystery that mesmerized the nation and then, in the midst of troubled times, faded away. Award-winning author Brian Hicks, using newly declassified FBI files,thousands of pages of investigation notes, testimony, and new interviews, takes the reader on a mid-century cruise through history, revealing a cold-case file that had been, until now, left unsolved for history. And, as he relates in this work of masterful storytelling, it all began with the last cruise of the Morro Castle. One of those two men, Thomas Torresson Jr., first sailed on the cruise ship as a high school senior recovering from seriousillness and soon found a love that would endure his entire life. Within mo nths, he would join the crew. For George Rogers, a gifted radio operator with a secret past, the ship was merely the latest in a long line of jobs. Their paths would cross several times on the way to their destiny, and the disaster would affect the two in very different ways: one would become famous, the other scarred forever. In the grand tradition of The Devil in the White City, Hicks details a desperate investigation and the search for what may be the modern era's first serial killer through the tragic backdrop of a country suffering through depression and a buildup to war. With cameos by J. Edgar Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ernest Hemingway, When the Dancing Stopped is the captivating true story of two men irrevocably bound by history—a true American hero and a dangerous killer masquerading as one. Morethan that, there is the larger cast of characters: crew members and passen gers, investigators, scoundrels, and, yes, additional victims. For the story that began on that storm-tossed night off the coast of New Jersey continued, as we now learn, for decades to come." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00

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279 HILL, A.M. FIELDING, W.S. ANCIENT, W.J., Rev. It Happened To Me. First Edition in dustjacket
Thorn Press, Toronto , 1942, 
HILL, A.M., Ph.D., D.D. It Happened To Me [dj adds : A book of interesting sketches of out-of-the-way experiences well told, and well worth telling]. Toronto : Thorn Press, 1942. First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-111,(1). 8vo, red cloth. Watters p.516, Rhodenizer p.385. Some reminiscences, mostly Nova Scotian, of Rev. Allen Massie Hunt (1976-1943), a Halifax native and Presbyterian churchman. Includes : I Meet the Hero of the Atlantic Wreck [Rev. W.J. Ancient]; Business with the Navy (collecting debts for his father's Halifax photography studio/shop); The Royal Yacht Comes to Port [the Ophir, Oct.1901]; The Hold-Up Man; The Vanishing Night Prowler; The Last Sad Rites; The Minister is Rebuked; The Minister's Visitors; The Death Watch [a black man from a western N.S. town on death row]. ; The Guest Speaker; The PresentationWatch [Clark's Harbour]; My Rum-Running Friend; A Minister of Finance Goes Down to Defeat [W.S. Fielding, federal minister, from Queen's-Shelburne, i n 1911]; A Midnight Visitor; Disasters [the Halifax Explosion (pp.103-7); an I.C.R. train crash at Belmont, near Truro; and the wreck of the Hestia atGrand Manan]. Very good in very good crisp dust jacket. 60.00

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280 HILTON, George W. Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. First Edition in dustjacket, inscribed.
Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1995, ISBN:0804722919 
HILTON, George W. Eastland : Legacy of the Titanic. Stanford : Stanford University Press, (1995). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xvii,(3),[1]-364,(8). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, blue cloth with copper-coloured titlesto spine. "On the morning of July 24, 1915, the steamer Eastland capsized in the Chicago River as she was casting off her lines preparing to depart on an excursion of Western Electric Company employees to a company picnic. The accident killed more than 800 men, women, and children, making it the worst disaster of any kind in the history of Chicago and in the history of the Great Lakes. This first comprehensive account of the Eastland disaster attempts to explain what has always been regarded as an inexplicable event. In the process, the author refutes many of the myths that have grown out of the Eastland tragedy, notably that the ship capsized because most of her passengers suddenly rushed from starboard -- the wharf side -- to port. No similar maritime disaster has received more attention to detail than the author has accorded the Eastland, making this a landmark study in the annals ofAmerican maritime history." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. The Michi gan Steamship Company; 2. The Lake Shore Navigation Company; 3. The St. Joseph - Chicago Steamship Company; 4. The Disaster; 5. The Immediate Aftermath; 6. The Criminal Actions; 7. The Civil Actions; 8. The Wilmette. With thefollowing appendices: A. Registry Data; B. Hull List, Jenks Ship Building Company; C. Evaluation of the Eastland by Professor Herbert Charles Sadler (pp. 243-282); D. List of Victims. With notes and index. Very good in dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed by Hilton the half-title page. 50.00

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