COOKE, Findlay JOHNS, Linda, ill.
Title: History and Stories of Isaac's Harbour & Goldboro. First Edition paperback.
Publisher:  Formac Ltd, Antigonish, NS, 1976, ISBN:0887800009
Seller ID: 96114
COOKE, Findlay. History and Stories of Isaac's Harbour & Goldboro. [Cover and illustrations by Linda Johns]. Antigonish, Nova Scotia : Formac Ltd., June 1976. First Edition. Pp. -231,(1) + 8 pages of b&w photos and maps. 8vo, map-illustrated white card covers, black lettering to spine. Contents: In the Beginnings; The Indians; The First Family; First White Settlers; Sailing Vessels of Isaac's Harbour (pp. 11-31, with ship lists -- several dozen, with specs -- and brief accounts of some tenuous moments for Isaac's Harbour vessels); Saladin (pp. 31-38, regarding the famous barque); The Buchanan's; The First Baptist Church at Isaac's Harbour (with 500+person membership roll); Presbyterian Church at Isaac's Harbour; The Goldboro United Baptist Church;The Geology of the Isaac's Harbour Area (by R.R. MacLeod, 1902); Highways and Roads; Schools; Goldboro Telephone Exchange History; Reminiscences by Mrs Myra Bezanson of historic incidents related by Mrs Susan (Harlow) Giffin, Miss Letitia Giffin, and Mr Ira L. Giffin; The Seaward Entrance to Isaac's Harbour (pp. 113-118, with information on Anchorages and Directions, as well as the difficulties of navigating Rose Shoal, Bull Rock, and Black Ledge); Gold Fields of Isaac's Harbour; Mulgrave Lead; Victoria Lead; Burke Lead; Fraser Lead; Character of the Deposits; History; General Development; Lower Seal Harbour: Geology and Ore Deposits, History and Development; Production of Goldfields, Isaac's Harbour Area (1862-1909); Lodges of Isaac's Harbour and Goldboro; an account of the damage caused to the steamer Elizabeth Cann and the schooner Mary W. Ruth after a tidal wave in November1929, pp. 174-5, and more on the Saladin, p. 176); [a selection of verse]; a list of records from headstones in the Goldboro cemetery and the Isaac's Harbour and Isaac's Harbour north cemeteries; Jottings from Eastern Chroni cle, 1907-1910 (with information on shipping and a shipwreck, pp. 199-200, activities of the schooner Lewis, Dark Secret, and S.S. Scotia, p. 205, Unique, S.S. Mary Jane, M.V. Enterprise, S.S. Carrit, and schooners E. Crowelland Milo, p. 206, auxiliary schooner Mildred G., 207, as well as a list of subscribers -- primarily seafarers, pp. 208-11); a list of registered deed s and land transfers; Fish of Isaac's Harbour; Drum Head; Seal Cove; Seal Harbour; Coddle's Harbour; New Harbour; Stormont; Country Harbour; Borneo; Forest Hill; Great Lake; Eight Island Lake; Goshen. Covers browned, with some creasing, else very good. Uncommon. 40.00