EVANS, Calvin D.
Title: Silk Sails : Women of Newfoundland and Their Ships. First Edition.
Publisher:  Breakwater Books, St. John's, NF, 2008, ISBN:1550812424 2008
ISBN Number: 1550812424 / 9781550812428
Seller ID: 79688
EVANS, Calvin D. Silk Sails : Women of Newfoundland and Their Ships. (St. John's, NL) : Breakwater Books, (2008). First Edition. Pp. (10),11-259,(1) + 8-page central section of b&w photos. Illustrated. 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers, brown spine, lettered in white.
"Women of the Atlantic region were ship and waterfront owners since 1650. This book illustrates women's involvement in fishing as sole owners and 'co-partners in trade' for more than three centuries in Newfoundland." - from the rear cover.
Chapter One : Women and the Sea.
Chapter Two : Women and Ships:
How this Project Originated;
Women as Shipowners;
Women and Property;
Advent of Married Women's Property Acts;
Women's Occupations in Canadian Ship Registers.
Chapter Three : Newfoundland Women and Their Ships:
The Seventeenth Century;
The Eighteenth Century;
The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries;
Ownership by Women:
Owning Ships Jointly with Husbands;
Owning Ships Jointly with Other Women;
Owning Ships Jointly with Men Who Are Not Their Husbands;
Women Who May Have "Staked" Planters or Shipbuilders;
Women as Executors and Administrators of Wills and Estates;
Women and Wills;
Designated as Co-partners in Trade;
Managing Owners of Ships;
Women and the Sale of Ships;
Women, Ships and Mortgages;
Owning Ships and the Value of Shares;
Occupations of Newfoundland Women;
Women Naming Ships After Themselves;
Ships, Irregularities, and Even Hints of Scandal;
Oddities and Noteworthy Women;
Women Who Went to Sea;
Later Newfoundland Women Shipowners.
Chapter Four. Summary and Conclusions.
Appendix A : Other Newfoundland Women in the Ship Registers.
Appendix B : Women in the Conception Bay Plantation Book of 1805.
Very good. 20.00