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Author Name:    DARRACH, Claude K. JENSON, L.B.

Title:   From a Coastal Schooner's Log

Publisher:    Nova Scotia Museum, 1979, 

Seller ID:   12137

DARRACH, Claude K. From a Coastal Schooner's Log. Illustrations by L.B. Jenson. Halifax : Nova Scotia Museum, 1979. Pp (4),v-x,[1]142. 8vo, grey card covers. Laugher p.135. Claude Kenneth Darrach of Herring Cove. "This is the story of two rival skippers, Abe Young and Mosde Griffin, and their efforts to get the best of one another in the days when trading schooners were the lifeline of small settlements along the Nova Scotia coast. Although toldas fiction, it is based on the personal experience and reminiscences of th e author who has pursued a sea-faring career all his life, as did his father before him. We learn something of the life in these coastal communities, their recreation and their commerce, and get a real tang of the sea in descriptions of life aboard the Western Belle and Lucy B. as they carry their cargo to such places as Sheet Harbour, Canso, Arichat and the Magdalen Islands." - from rear cover. Chapters : 1. Rival Skippers; 2. In the Hands of a Tugboat Skipper; 3. "One of Three Things Got to Happen"; 4. A Visit to the "Bucket of Blood" [A Halifax drinking establishment]; 5. Choppy Water; 6. Ice Bound; 7.Anchors Aweigh ; 8. Meandering Ashore; 9. St. Peter's Canal andthe Bras D'or Lakes; 10. Under Four Lowers [near Cranberry Island]; 11. Si ghted in the Nick of Time; 12."Lucy B." Takes the Lead; 13. Northerly Squalls; 14. Glad Tidings; 15. A Full Cargo and Flying Light; 16. North Bound through the Canso Straits; 17. Like Mountains out of the Sea; 18. The Fall Charters. With Epilogue. Very good. 15.00


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