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Author Name:    ACKER, Sarah and Lewis JACKSON. Images of Our Past series.

Title:   Historic Shelburne, 1870-1950. First Edition

Publisher:    Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2001, ISBN:1551093561 

Seller ID:   91306

ACKER, Sarah and Lewis JACKSON. Historic Shelburne, 1870-1950. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, Co-published by the Shelburne County Museum, (2001).First Printing. Pp (5),vi-viii,[1]-140. Illustrated with 149 b&w photos.. 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers. A volume in the Images of Our Past series. Lewis Jackson (b. 1951). "Drawing from a rich source of images and the collective knowledge of town elders, historians, and researchers, Historic Shelburne chronicles the many lives the community has lived since the firstLoyalistsw arrived more than two centuries ago. From its early success as a sawmilling, shipbuilding, fishing, and trading boomtown to its rebirth asa hub of administrative, military, industrial, and service activity, Shelb urne's incarnations are portrayed not ony in their local glory but also in their wider historical significance. Important events in the industrial revolution, the golden age of sail, the great world wars, and the fight for civil rights have been played out on the shores of Shelburne Harbour. The people of of Shelburne and where they lived, worked, and played, are, of course, a vital part of this proud heritage. Photographs of Shelburne's ancestral homes, businesses, and public buildings, parades, regattas, and picnics capture the true character of this southwestern Nova Scotian town and bring its colourful past to life." - from the cover. Chapters : 1. Streetscapes; 2. Historic Houses; 3. Public Buildings; 4. Business and Industry; 5. Ships, Boats and Yachts (pp.69-86); 6. Special Events; 7. Sport & Leisure; 8. Shelburne at War (pp.119-126); 9. Our People. Of nautical interest there are photos of several schooners (Charlie Richardson, Mattie Morrissey, Albert J. Lutz, Lavengro, Jennie E. Ritcey, Canadia, Haligonian, & Fort Charles) aswell as a few other assorted vessels including the steam-trawler Harbinger , a pair of RCAF crash boats, a Shelburne-built minesweeper, an Italian subin 1917 and the freshly surrendered U-889 in 1945. Also wharf & shipyard s cenes, &c. Very good. 30.00


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