LOWNDS, M. Russell. LOWNDS, Russ.
Title: The Sea, Ships and Sailors : Stories of the Sea in and around Nova Scotia. 2nd printing.
Publisher:  Petheric Press, Halifax, 1970, 1970
Seller ID: 10455
LOWNDS, M. Russell. [cover has Russ Lownds]. The Sea, Ships and Sailors : Stories of the Sea in and around Nova Scotia. Halifax : Petheric Press, (July) 1970. Second Printing. Pp (6),184,(2),+ 24 leaves of plates. 8vo, green matte card covers, black lettering to front & spine, circular photo of the Empress of Britain on the front.
Matthew Russell Lownds (b. Halifax).
20 chapters including "Escape by Sea" [the Tallahassee]; "Bitter Hoax" [the loss of the City of Boston]; "Historic Convoy" [on the Jervis Bay, the San Demetrio, &c]; and "The Mary Celeste"
A collection of twenty lively sea tales all connected in some way to Nova Scotia: the career of Samuel Cunard, the loss of the White Star liner Atlantic, and of the Inman liner City of Boston, the heroics of young "Joe Cracker" at the wreck of HMS Tribune, the escape of the Confederate raider Tallahassee, notable convoys out of Halifax in the Second World War, for example.
Very good. 16.00