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Author Name:    MacMECHAN, Archibald. PEIRCE, Elizabeth. (ed.)

Title:   In the Great Days of Sail : 14 Sea Stories. First Edition

Publisher:    Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, N.S., 2011, ISBN:9781551098210 

Seller ID:   95298

MacMECHAN, Archibald. In the Great Days of Sail : 14 Sea Stories. Edited byElizabeth Peirce. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2011). First Edition . Pp (8),[ix]-xiii,(1),[1]-201,(1). With a few illustrations in the text. 8vo (138 x 209 mm), art-illustrated olive card covers, with white & green lettering to spine. “First published in the 1920s, at the close of the age ofsail, Archibald MacMechan's sea stories both chronicled and celebrated a w ay of life that was soon to come to an end in Nova Scotia. A well-known Halifax professor, writer, and historian of the early twentieth century, MacMechan brought these true narratives of adventure, piracy, mutiny, storms, and daring rescues to a broad popular audience. MacMechan's stories reflect the pride Nova Scotians took in locally built ships and the legendary tenacity of those who sailed them. Among others, we encounter George Churchill who had to rebuild his rudder eight times during a transatlantic voyage, Captain Samuel Bancroft Davis who dreamed the precise coordinates of a distressed ship before steering miles off his course to rescue it, and a routine trip from LaHave to Halifax that made an unplanned detour all the way to London, England. MacMechan's collections, all popular successes in their day, have been out of print for several years. Now In the Great Days of Sail brings fourteen stories together for a new generation of readers. Edited and with an introduction by Halifax author Elizabeth Peirce, the book displays the very best of this master chronicler's work.” - from the back cover. Introduction : A Faithful Chronicler: The Life and Work of Archibald MacMechan. The Captain's Boat At The Harbour Mouth The First Mate A Vision of the Night Jordan the Pirate The Wave Via London The Saladin Pirates The Saga of "Rudder" Churchill The Glory of the Shannon The Sarah Stands By The Captain's Wife The Lunenburg Way The Shell. The Ballad of the Rover [a 32-line poem].Very good. 12.00


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