SPICER, Stanley T.
Title: Age of Sail : Master Shipbuilders of the Maritimes. First Edition
Publisher:  Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2001, ISBN:0887805396
Seller ID: 47321
SPICER, Stanley T. The Age of Sail : Master Shipbuilders of the Maritimes. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, 2001. First Printing. Pp. (4),-144 with more than 150 illustrations, many in full colour. Oblong 8vo, ill. grey card covers, French flaps. Stanley Thompson Spicer (b. April 12, 1924, Canning, Nova Scotia - d. June 2, 2007, Halifax) noted Canadian marine historian. By the middle of the nineteenth century, harbours large and small all around the Maritimes had become prosperous shipbuilding communities, with skilled craftsmen constructing literally hundreds of sailing vessels. Prince Edward Islanders like James Peake and James Yeo, who sold their largest vessels to British buyers, and Samuel Cunard whose early days in shipping began in Halifax are all discussed in this in-depth look at some of the great ship builders of the region. Contents: The Miramichi and Joseph Cunard; The Peakes of Prince Edward Island; Newport Landing and Avondale Shipbuilders; The Killam Fleet; The Troops of Saint John; Samuel Cunard-- the Halifax Years; Lunenburg's Schooner Fleet. Vg. 16.00