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1 ROBSON, Scott and Shelagh MACKENZIE MACKENZIE, Shelagh HOLLOWAY, Robert PARSONS, S.H. Atlantic Album : Photographs of the Atlantic Provinces, before 1920
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1985, ISBN:0920852408 
ROBSON, Scott and Shelagh MACKENZIE. An Atlantic Album : Photographs of theAtlantic Provinces, before 1920. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1 985). Pp (2), (3), 4-168, (2). Oblong 8vo, cream card covers. With 13 Newfoundland photos: 1. Burin Harbour (Holloway); 4. St. John's and the Harbour (unknown); 5. After the fire, St. John's (S.H. Parsons); 19. Eskimo Boys, Labrador (Thomas B. Hayward); 23. Sealers preparing to go to the ice, St. John's (James Vey); 34. Elizabeth Donovan in the kitchen, Donovan's (unknown); 51. Nurses at the Jensen Camp, St.John's (unknown); 54. Boys in the woods(S.H. Parsons); 60. St. Michaels's Orphanage, Belvedere; 61. Three Wallis Girls, St. John's; 74. Telegraph operator [woman] (unknown); 84. Housewaresdepartment, Ayre & Sons, Ltd., St. John's (unknown); 154. Newfoundland Reg iment leaving St. John's (Holloway). 69. E.J. Vickery's book and stationerystore, Yarmouth. Sections: I. Place: Scenes; II. Activities: Work and Dail y Life; III. People: Portraits outside the Studio; IV. Place: Buildings andInteriors; Va. People: Studio Portraits; Vb. People: Composite Portraits; VI. Activities: Social and Special Events, Sports. With introductory material, biographical notes on the photographers, a bibliography, and a Forewordby Mary Sparling. Vg. 15.00

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2 ROBSON, Scott and Shelagh MACKENZIE MACKENZIE, Shelagh HOLLOWAY, Robert PARSONS, S.H. Atlantic Album : Photographs of the Atlantic Provinces, before 1920. double-signed
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1985, 
ROBSON, Scott and Shelagh MACKENZIE. An Atlantic Album : Photographs of theAtlantic Provinces, before 1920. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1 985). Pp (2), (3), 4-168, (2). Oblong 8vo, beige card covers. With 13 Newfoundland photos: 1. Burin Harbour (Holloway); 4. St. John's and the Harbour (unknown); 5. After the fire, St. John's (S.H. Parsons); 19. Eskimo Boys, Labrador (Thomas B. Hayward); 23. Sealers preparing to go to the ice, St. John's (James Vey); 34. Elizabeth Donovan in the kitchen, Donovan's (unknown); 51. Nurses at the Jensen Camp, St.John's (unknown); 54. Boys in the woods(S.H. Parsons); 60. St. Michaels's Orphanage, Belvedere; 61. Three Wallis Girls, St. John's; 74. Telegraph operator [woman] (unknown); 84. Housewaresdepartment, Ayre & Sons, Ltd., St. John's (unknown); 154. Newfoundland Reg iment leaving St. John's (Holloway). 69. E.J. Vickery's book and stationerystore, Yarmouth. Sections: I. Place: Scenes; II. Activities: Work and Dail y Life; III. People: Portraits outside the Studio; IV. Place: Buildings andInteriors; Va. People: Studio Portraits; Vb. People: Composite Portraits; VI. Activities: Social and Special Events, Sports. With introductory material, biographical notes on the photographers, a bibliography, and a Forewordby Mary Sparling. Vg. Signed by both Robson and Mackenzie on the half-titl e leaf. 17.50

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3 PARSONS, Robert Committed to the Deep : Stories and Memoirs. First Edition
Creative Book Publishers, St. John's, NL, 1999, ISBN:1894294092 
PARSONS, Robert. Committed to the Deep : Stories and Memoirs . St. John's, Newfoundland : Creative Book Publishers, 1999. First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xii,(2),1-270,(4). With over 50 b/w photos in the text, as well as other illustrations. 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers with white spine. "Read, as they tell it, yarns and anecdotes about: collision at sea, disappearances, house wrecked by a boat, fire and explosion, driven across the ocean and into Scotland, lighthouses, St. Pierre, rescue in mid-ocean, a kedgie's work, a woman's heroics, the Greenland armed escort and much more." - from rear cover. Contents: 1. Bellaventure Survives the Tidal Wave; 2. The Blinds Were Down for Us; 3. Trouble on Greenland's Shores; 4. An Ocean Voyage -- George Matthews Recalls; 5. Behind the Belle of Burgeo Folk Song; 6. Burin's Mystery of the Deep; 7. Voice from a Daybook; 8. Plans and Storms for Captain Alex Rodway; 9. Life and Times of Joan Ellamae; 10. He Just Bought the Schooner Mary F. Hyde; 11. R.R. Govin: Taking Refuge in a Scottish Port; 12. Walter Dober on the Loss of Mary Sabena; 13. Harbour Buffett's Glider; 14. FairWinds, Full Sails to Oporto; 15. Perils of the Coasting Trade; 16. Wreck o f Dragger Blue Comet; 17. They Buried My Dorymate Over the Side; 18. Captain Bernard Whiffen's Morning Star; 19. Tack's Beach-Lear's Cove Sea Mystery;20. Loss of Gladys E. Bullen; 21. Saved Through a Woman's Heroics; 22. Lea rning the Ropes: Thomas B. Cheeseman; 23. Recalling Newfoundland's Largest [the Herbert L. Rawding]; 24. Around the Coast: Tom Price's Stories; 25. Potatoes Caused an Ugly Scene; 26. The Unlucky Leif: One Survivor to Tell theTale; 27. Is Julia A. Anderson Missing?; 28. House Wreck; 29. As Kedgie on J.E. Conrad; 30. Handling the Goods; 31. A Sunday Tow: The Tale behind the Photo; 32. The Sea Was in His Blood; 33. Our Schooner Would Have Been a Co ffin; 34. Committed to the Deep: Loss of General Gough; 35. Coal: Bound forthe Lighthouses of the South Coast; 36. Memories of the Shag; 37. Fire on Adolph Roberts; 38. Struck by Lightning; 39. Wind of Change. Very good. 17.50

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4 PARSONS, Robert C. Courting Disaster : True Crime and Mischief on Land and Sea. First Edition
Flanker Press, St. John's , 2009, ISBN:9781897317457 
PARSONS, Robert C. Courting Disaster : True Crime and Mischief on Land and Sea. St. John's : Flanker Press Ltd, 2009. First Printing. Pp [i]-xii,1-317,(7). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, brown illustrated card covers. "This is a collection of true Newfoundland and Labrador stories about crime and punishment on land and sea. Included here are tales of murder, mutiny, and smuggling on the high seas, as well as riots, assaults, and frauds perpetrated in some of the strangest criminal cases this province has ever seen." - from the back cover. Very good to fine. 12.00

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5 PARSONS, Robert C. Courting Disaster : True Crime and Mischief on Land and Sea. First Edition, Signed.
Flanker Press, St. John's , 2009, ISBN:9781897317457 
PARSONS, Robert C. Courting Disaster : True Crime and Mischief on Land and Sea. St. John's : Flanker Press Ltd, 2009. First Printing. Pp [i]-xii,1-317,(7). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, brown illustrated card covers. "This is a collection of true Newfoundland and Labrador stories about crime and punishment on land and sea. Included here are tales of murder, mutiny, and smuggling on the high seas, as well as riots, assaults, and frauds perpetrated in some of the strangest criminal cases this province has ever seen." - from the back cover. Very good. Signed by Parsons. 14.00

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6 PARSONS, Robert C. Edge of Yesterday : Sea Disasters of Nova Scotia. First Edition
Pottersfield Press, 2003, ISBN:1895900573 
PARSONS, Robert C. The Edge of Yesterday : Sea Disasters of Nova Scotia. Lawrencetown Beach, NS: Pottersfield Press, (2003). Pp. (4),5-223,(1). Illustrated with numerous photos and facsimile to text. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. "Explore with Robert Parsons in The Edge of Yesterday the many mysteries and heart-breaking marine disasters that have fascinated people foryears. Stories in this collection go beyond the ships to feature the towns , the people and the lives touched by hardship and heroism." - from the cover. Some of the ships mentioned: the Montclair; Whiteway; Karen Bolten; Grace Hankinson; Ruby L; the Steamer Pictou County, Robert C Cann, Fiona; Corinthian, the Royal Mail packet Cobequid, Harry A. McLennan; Rowena; the "circus ship" Fleurus; the paddle steamer, City of Monticello; and many, many more. Very good. 12.50

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7 PARSONS, Robert C. Lost at Sea : Volume One. 3rd pr.
Creative, 1994, ISBN:0920021964 
PARSONS, Robert C. Lost at Sea : Volume One. St.John's : Creative Publishers, (June 1994). Third Printing. Pp (3),iv-xiv,[1]-120,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. Parsons b. 1944 in Grand Bank. Chapters : Early Wrecks (1868-1890); Disappearances in the August Gales (1890-1899); "A Mystery It Must Surely Remain" (1900-1909); "Years of Very Great Sorrow" (1910-1914); Between Bombs and Storms - A Deadly Gamut (1915-1919); Derelicts and Death on the Ocean (1920-1925). With bibliography. Vg. 20.00

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8 PARSONS, Robert C. Lost at Sea : Volume One. 3rd pr.
Creative, 1994, ISBN:0920021964 
PARSONS, Robert C. Lost at Sea : Volume One. St.John's : Creative Publishers, (June 1994). Third Printing. Pp (3),iv-xiv,[1]-120,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. Parsons b. 1944 in Grand Bank. Chapters : Early Wrecks (1868-1890); Disappearances in the August Gales (1890-1899); "A Mystery It Must Surely Remain" (1900-1909); "Years of Very Great Sorrow" (1910-1914); Between Bombs and Storms - A Deadly Gamut (1915-1919); Derelicts and Death on the Ocean (1920-1925). With bibliography. Gift inscription, else vg. 18.00

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9 PARSONS, Robert C. Lost at Sea : Volume Two. pbk.
Creative, St. John's, 1992, ISBN:1895387094 
PARSONS, Robert C. Lost at Sea : Volume Two. St.John's : Creative Publishers, 1992. Pp (3),iv-ix,(1),[1]-181,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers with white spine. Parsons b. 1944 in Grand Bank. Chapters : The "Generals" Go Down (1925-1929); Rumrunners in Trouble (1930-1934); Mysterious Disappearances (1935-1939); An Old Enemy Resurfaces (1940-1943); Fire Takes Three (1943-1949); The End of an Era (19501974). With bibliography. Very good. 10.00

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10 PARSONS, Robert C. Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster : North Atlantic Shipwrecks of the Strangeand Curious. Paperback.
Pottersfield Press, Lawrencetown Beach, NS, 2005, ISBN:1895900743 
PARSONS, Robert C. Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster : North Atlantic Shipwrecks of the Strange and Curious. Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia : Pottersfield Press, (2005). Pp. [1]-255,(1). Illustrated. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue cardcovers. Contents: 1. Wrecks: Legacy of the Atlantic; 2. Fire on the Amazon; 3. William and Mary: A captain's cover-up?; 4. The curious case of Humboldt's wreck; 5. Wreck of the Arctic; 6. Bad luck and tragedy stalks the New Era; 7. The eerie encounter of Ellen's captain; 8. Death of a pioneer sub; 9. When the Evening Star went down; 10. One survivor from the S.S. Cambria; 11. Too weak to eat flour; 12. One of the most frightful wrecks; 13. Capsized on its maiden voyage; 14. The end of the N.W. Blethen; 15.So close, yet so far away; 16. A sudden and tremendous shock; 17. Sole sur vivor of the brig Roanoke; 18. Simply, a miraculous rescue; 19. Mutiny on aHalifax brig; 20. The fate of Anglia's oxen; 21. Strange derelicts: The Si ddartha and company; 22. Missing, presumed lost; 23. Steamship horror; 24. An odd twist of fate at Cape Race; 25. A night on a rock; 26. Collision at sea; 27. The loss of the Charles Graham; 28. Fifty-six hours in the rigging; 29. Fulda: guilty or not?; 30. A most remarkable escape; 31. An extraordinary tale of survival; 32. Rewarded for bravery on the high seas; 33. Mutiny of a different kind; 34. An attempted rescue; 35. We struck something, some wreck; 36. Panic on a liner, death on the schooner; 37. When La Burgoynewent down; 38. "Will abandon ship": The arduous leaving of Londonian; 39. Nightfall, November 8, 1900: "Lash yourself to the rigging"; 40. Drawing lots for death; 41. A chronology of suffering; 42. Small vessel, great heroism; 43. Secret of the sea solved after seven years; 44. No help from the sea; 45. Eleven great ships to the rescue; 46. Salvagers at the City of Sydney; 47. Hurry up! We are on fire!; 48. Only a day's steam from port; 49. Misled zeppelin meets the S.S. Franz Fischer; 50. Bianca's double death; 51. Wreckage: mute evidence of disaster; 52. The women's tale: shipwreck, fire, hard luck; 53. A victim of the sands of Sable; 54. Baltic's encounter with awhale; 55. The Belgian steamer and the Boston banker; 56. Rumrunner turned pirate; 57. A derelict, but which ship?; 58. The peculiar voyage of the Fa röese; 59. Short interview for a long time adrift; 60. A tale both heroic and pathetic. Name, else very good. 12.50

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11 PARSONS, Robert Raging Winds Roaring Sea. ill. card covers
Creative Book Publishers, 2000, ISBN:1894294297 
PARSONS, Robert. Raging Winds Roaring Sea. St. John's, Nfld.: Creative BookPublishing, 2000. Pp 189. Illustrated with photos and maps to text. 8vo, i llustrated card covers. "This book tells for the first time stories of little-known shipping disasters that occurred on every coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador. The tales of the sea in Raging Winds ... Roaring Sea cross time and shorelines to bring you’re the names, the people, the towns and the ships." -from the cover. Some of the shipping disasters included in this book are: The Sinking of the Blossom, a fishing vessel under Captain JosephMarsh of Purcell's Harbour in 1891; the Marvale, in 1923, carrying 200 pas sengers, and cargo, she struck Cape Freels Rock; the wreck of the Florence,just off Cape Race in 1840 with the loss of fifty lives; the 1897 disappea rance of the thirty-seven ton fishing vessel Mikado; the Swallow of St. Johns Pounds was lost with all twelve crew members in mid January of 1909; andthe hurricane of 1900 called the storm with no name [Isaac's Storm] that p recipitated the St. Johns' Evening Telegram's headline, "42 Vessels On the Rocks Twelve Wrecked Crews." Covers lightly rubbed, ow vg. 12.50

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12 PARSONS, Robert C. Rock and Tempest, Fire and Foe : From the Shipping Files of Robert C. Parsons. First Edition
Books of the Sea, Grand Bank, NL, 2010, ISBN:1895387965 
PARSONS, Robert C. Rock and Tempest, Fire and Foe : From the Shipping Filesof Robert C. Parsons. Grand Bank, NL : Books of the Sea, 2010. First Print ing. Pp. (4),[v]-x,1-286. With more than 100 black and white photos and reproductions. 8vo, art-illustrated black card covers with red and yellow lettering to front cover and spine. "Again, Robert atkes us around Newfoundlandand Labrador's coast with a series of stories that are not well known, yet are strange and true. Arragned chronologically, these tales of adventure a nd misadventure range from 1812 to 1978. Plus this volume is amply illustrated with photos, illustrations, text boxes and crew lists. Robert Parsons has gone to his extensive files to relate the dangers and hardships endured by Newfoundland and Labrador's brave schooner men. But theirs was a will tosurvive as related in this book of ships, wrecks and sailors from places s uch as these: Brigus, Burgeo, Burin, Carbonear, Catalina, Ferryland, Flat Islands, Fogo, Grand Bank-Fortune, Grate's Cove, Greenspond, Hant's Harbour,Harbour Breton, Harbour Grace, La Scie, Little Bay-Marystown, Little Bay I s., Petty Harbour, Placentia, Port aux Basques, Port au Port, Port de Grave, Renews, St. Brendan's, St. John's, St. Lawrence, St. Mary's, St. Shotts, Torbay, Trepassey, Trinity, Twillingate, [...] PLUS Bay of Islands, The Labrador Coast, The French Shore, St. Pierre-Miquelon, Great Northern Peninsula, Placentia Bay Islands, Conception Bay, and many more." - from the rear cover. Small dampspot to bottom edge, else very good. 12.50

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13 PARSONS, Robert Survive the Savage Sea : Tales from Our Ocean Heritage First Edition
Creative Publishers, 1998, ISBN:1895387965 
PARSONS, Robert. Survive the Savage Sea : Tales from Our Ocean Heritage. St. John's, Newfoundland : Creative Publishers, 1998. First Printing. Pp 334,including numerous photos and drawings to text. 8vo, art-illustrated card covers. This is a collection of 63 of Parson's Newfoundland shipwreck stories. Rubbed, ow vg. 14.00

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14 PARSONS, Robert Survive the Savage Sea : Tales from Our Ocean Heritage First Edition, Signed
Creative Publishers, 1998, 
PARSONS, Robert. Survive the Savage Sea : Tales from Our Ocean Heritage. St. John's, Newfoundland : Creative Publishers, 1998. Pp 334, including numerous photos and drawings to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. This is a collection of 63 of Parson's Newfoundland shipwreck stories. Vg-fine. Signed by the author. 20.00

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15 PARSONS, Robert C. Toll of the Sea : Stories from the Forgotten Coast. 1st pr
St.John's : Creative Publishers, St.John's : Creative Publishers, 1995, 
PARSONS, Robert C. Toll of the Sea : Stories from the Forgotten Coast. St.John's : Creative Publishers, [June]1995. First Printing. Pp [i]-xii,1-249,(3). Illustrated. Map. 8vo, card covers. Parsons b. 1944 in Grand Bank. Chapters : 1. South Coast Heritage; 2. Bay L'Argent Seaman: Smoking the Enemies' Cigarettes; 3.Belleoram: Home to a Fine Fleet; 4. Boat Harbour Boatbuilders; 5. Burgeo: Wreck of Three Vessels; 6. Burin: Born of the Sea; 7. English Harbour East Connections; 8. English Harbour West: A Dependence on the Sea; 9. Mose Ambrose Skipper: Wrecked at the Farmyards; 10. Flat Island: ThatTerrible August Day [August 22, 1892]; 11. Fortune's Early Misadventures a t Sea; 12. Garnish Ships and Seamen; 13. Grand Bank Seascapes; 14. Harbour Breton: Feats of Seamanship; 15. Harbour Mille Sea Disaster; 16. A Jersey Harbour Workhouse; 17. Rencontre East's Safe Anchorage; 18. Marystown Coasting Vessels; 19. Schooners of Little Bay, Placentia Bay; 20. Ramea: Three Disasters; 21. Red Island: From out of the Jaws of Death; 22. The Ancient Harbour of Port aux Basques; 23. Rose Blanche Marine Disasters; 24. Rushoon Schooner Disappears in the August Gales; 25. Rencontre West and the Story of Effie May; 26. Red Harbour: Death on the Crosstrees; 27. St.Bernard's Seaman Survives; 28. Brunette Island and White's Shipwreck Map; 29. Wrecks around St.Lawrence Harbour; 30. Day Book for a Typical Banker; 31. "So Ends the Day". With appendices, index and glossary. Gift inscription, else vg. 15.00

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16 PARSONS, Robert C. Toll of the Sea: Stories from the Forgotten Coast. 1st pr, inscribed
Creative Publishers, St.John's, 1995, ISBN:1895387515 
PARSONS, Robert C. Toll of the Sea : Stories from the Forgotten Coast. St.John's : Creative Publishers, [June]1995. First Printing. Pp [i]-xii,1-249,(3). Illustrated. Map. 8vo, card covers. Parsons b. 1944 in Grand Bank. Chapters : 1. South Coast Heritage; 2. Bay L'Argent Seaman: Smoking the Enemies' Cigarettes; 3.Belleoram: Home to a Fine Fleet; 4. Boat Harbour Boatbuilders; 5. Burgeo: Wreck of Three Vessels; 6. Burin: Born of the Sea; 7. English Harbour East Connections; 8. English Harbour West: A Dependence on the Sea; 9. Mose Ambrose Skipper: Wrecked at the Farmyards; 10. Flat Island: ThatTerrible August Day [August 22, 1892]; 11. Fortune's Early Misadventures a t Sea; 12. Garnish Ships and Seamen; 13. Grand Bank Seascapes; 14. Harbour Breton: Feats of Seamanship; 15. Harbour Mille Sea Disaster; 16. A Jersey Harbour Workhouse; 17. Rencontre East's Safe Anchorage; 18. Marystown Coasting Vessels; 19. Schooners of Little Bay, Placentia Bay; 20. Ramea: Three Disasters; 21. Red Island: From out of the Jaws of Death; 22. The Ancient Harbour of Port aux Basques; 23. Rose Blanche Marine Disasters; 24. Rushoon Schooner Disappears in the August Gales; 25. Rencontre West and the Story of Effie May; 26. Red Harbour: Death on the Crosstrees; 27. St.Bernard's Seaman Survives; 28. Brunette Island and White's Shipwreck Map; 29. Wrecks around St.Lawrence Harbour; 30. Day Book for a Typical Banker; 31. "So Ends the Day". With appendices, index and glossary. Light shelfwear, else very good.Signed and inscribed by Parsons on the title page. 15.00

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17 PARSONS, Robert C. Toll of the Sea: Stories from the Forgotten Coast. Second Printing.
Creative Publishers, St. John's, 1996, ISBN:1895387515 
PARSONS, Robert C. Toll of the Sea : Stories from the Forgotten Coast. St. John's : Creative Publishers, (May 1996). Second Printing. Pp [i]-xii,1-249,(3). Illustrated. Map. 8vo, blue card covers with white spine. Parsons b. 1944 in Grand Bank. Chapters : 1. South Coast Heritage; 2. Bay L'Argent Seaman: Smoking the Enemies' Cigarettes; 3.Belleoram: Home to a Fine Fleet; 4.Boat Harbour Boatbuilders; 5. Burgeo: Wreck of Three Vessels; 6. Burin: Bo rn of the Sea; 7. English Harbour East Connections; 8. English Harbour West: A Dependence on the Sea; 9. Mose Ambrose Skipper: Wrecked at the Farmyards; 10. Flat Island: That Terrible August Day [August 22, 1892]; 11. Fortune's Early Misadventures at Sea; 12. Garnish Ships and Seamen; 13. Grand BankSeascapes; 14. Harbour Breton: Feats of Seamanship; 15. Harbour Mille Sea Disaster; 16. A Jersey Harbour Workhouse; 17. Rencontre East's Safe Anchorage; 18. Marystown Coasting Vessels; 19. Schooners of Little Bay, Placentia Bay; 20. Ramea: Three Disasters; 21. Red Island: From out of the Jaws of Death; 22. The Ancient Harbour of Port aux Basques; 23. Rose Blanche Marine Disasters; 24. Rushoon Schooner Disappears in the August Gales; 25. Rencontre West and the Story of Effie May; 26. Red Harbour: Death on the Crosstrees; 27. St.Bernard's Seaman Survives; 28. Brunette Island and White's Shipwreck Map; 29. Wrecks around St.Lawrence Harbour; 30. Day Book for a Typical Banker; 31. "So Ends the Day". With appendices, index and glossary. Very good. 12.50

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18 PARSONS, Robert C. Vignettes of a Small Town. signed.
Creative Publishers, St. John's, 1997, ISBN:1895387825 
PARSONS, Robert C. Vignettes of a Small Town. [Foreword by The Honourable T. Alex Hickman]. St. John's: Creative Publishers, 1997. First Printing. Pp.(1),ii-xiii,(1),1-304,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers with white spine. A Year of the Arts 1997 Project Sponsored By: Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Tel. "Before and during the publication of four books chronicling South Coast sea stories and tragedies, Robert C. Parsons wrote several articles and stories on his home town Grand Bank. Several of these are present in 'Vignettes of a Small Town'. In addition, [this book] has excerpts from other writers' works, all of which make for one captivating book -- an anthology which has something for everyone: New tales of shipwrecks, old stories of a by-gone era, quaint customs, unique landmarks centring around one of Newfoundland's most interesting outports, Grand Bank. Also included are Parsons' writings on theGrandy dory, the policemen on the bridge as they quelled a civil dispute, biographies of men and women who have made their marks as great Newfoundlanders and, much more." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Historical Overview: i. Bert Riggs--In Search of a Small Town, Archivally, ii. Philip Tocque, as it was in 1877, iii. R.E. Fairbairn, Snapshots at the Newfoundland Conference; iv. Phil Forsey, The Old Home Town; 2. Prominent Grand Bankers from our Recent Past: i. The Old Lady with an Excellent Education, ii. George Robert Forsey: A Man of Means, iii. Samuel Harris: A Self-Made Man, iv. A.E. Hickman: Prime Minister of Newfoundland v. Chester Harris: Marystown's Mayor Poet vi. Coxworthy's Car, vii. Grand Bank's First Mayor, viii. Louise Belbin: The Fabric of Her Life, ix. Selected Biographies; 3. Ships and the Men Who Sailed Them (67-122): i. Our Foreign-Going Captains, ii. Aftermath: The Great St. John's Fire and a Shipping Disaster, iii. Fast Voyage of the Mary A. Whalen, iv. Letter to Grand Bank, 1919, v. Finding the Nina Lee's Painting, vi. Letter to Grand Bank, 1914, vii. Story Behind the Stone: Russell Lake, viii. Three Short Sentences: Jean McKay, ix. Battle of the Banks, x. Building the D.J. Thornhill, xi. Arawana's Day Book; 4. Soccer: Grand Bank Style: i. The Early Years, ii. All-Newfoundland Competition; 5. Landmarks: i. Lighthouse: Heritage Symbol, ii. Fidelity Lody and its Legacy of the Sea, iii. Frazer Park: Ties with History, iv. Two Schools Close, v. Beach Bonnet: Its Heritage, vi. War Memoials: Keeping the Memory Alive, vii. The Grandy Dory on Canada's Quarter (187-192), viii. The E.J. Pratt Connection; 6. Local Tales and Trivia: i. The Policemen on the Bridge, ii. Back Home orElse!, iii. Admiral's Cove: Time of Change; 7. Odds and Ends: Major Grand Bank Fires, Banking Schooners Various Years (221-226), Rhodes Scholars Bornin Grand Bank, Haddon's 1894 Map of Grand Bank, [and] The Harbour Today; 8 . Looking Back: Les Stoodley's Grand Bank. With numerous appendices. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Parsons on the title page. 35.00

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