RIGBY, Carle A.
Title: St. Paul Island : The Graveyard of the Gulf. 1st pr
Publisher:  Hartland Pub., 1979,
Seller ID: 43572
RIGBY, Carle A. St. Paul Island : "The Graveyard of the Gulf": The Story ofa Little Known Nova Scotian Island. [Hartland, N.B.]: "Printed by Hartland Publishers Ltd., April 1979". Pp (4),1,(1),2-35,(1) + (9) b & w photo illu strated pages + 2-page map centre-spread. 8vo, stapled blue cardcovers, with photo on front. 12.5 x 20 cm. . Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana, 4095, MacDonald, Bibliography of Victoria County, 236. "St. Paul Island, some fourteen miles off Cape North in northeastern Cape Breton, is today and always has been little more than a menace to navigation. Countless ships from time beforehistory have gone ashore on its rocky coast and the list of lost lives str etches far into the thousands. In the old days before the time of the lighthouse and life saving station, even though the unfortunate mariners were able to get ashore they too frequently starved to death on the desolate island." - p.2. Sections on the following wrecks : The Royal Sovereign (1815), the barque Jessie (1825), the Great Britain (1832), and mentions of several more: the Margaret (1835), the barque Palace, the Allan Line steamer Norwegian (1863)., the Miner of Yarmouth (1863). A retelling of Ensign Prentiss' adventures following wreck of the brigantine St.Lawrence (1780) is on pp.22-24. Also several poems. Name inside front cover, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs will be cheaper than quoted. 20.00