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Author Name:    BOILEAU, John

Title:   Fastest in the World : The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils

Publisher:    Formac, Halifax, 2004, ISBN:088780621X 

Seller ID:   65837

BOILEAU, John. Fastest in the World : The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils. Halifax, NS: Formac, 2004. Pp. (2),3-96. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour photos to text; double column. Square 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. Mr. Boileau presents the reader with a well-researched history of Canadian involvement in the development of hydrofoils in the twentieth century. He begins in 1919 in Cape Breton with Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin's hydrofoil prototype, the HD4 that achieved a record-breaking speed of 61.5 knots. He ends with the mothballing of the Bras d'Or, another record breaking hydrofoil, launched under the auspices of the Canadian Navy in the mid 1960's. Chapters : 1. Bell & Baldwin; 2. "A Boat Which isNot a Boat"; 3. End of an Era; 4. The Canadian Hydrofoil Project; 5. Remem bering Bell & Baldwin; 6. The New Bras d'Or; 7. Bras d'Or Flies ... & Falls; 8. Not Made in Canada. Chronology of Hydrofoil Development. Abbreviations& Glossary. Select Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index. Name to title page, else very good. 15.00


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