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BACKMAN, Brian and Phil BACKMAN. Bluenose. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (May 1966). Second Printing. Pp (8),9-112. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, turquoise cloth, black lettering to spine, black Bluenose vignette to front board. Toy 1632, Spadoni & Donnelly 1764. Contents: Prologue by Jack Brayley; Proud Harbour; Still Water Astern; Stepping a Legend; Epilogue; MacAskill: Lens Fog of an Era. "Most ships are remembered chiefly for single moments of glory of tragedy - feat of battle, a mutiny perhaps, or even for the manner of their death. Not so the Bluenose! Alone among the great vessels of the past, she carved her image steadily and deeply,and she is recalled not for the manner of her death, but in spite of it. H ow the saltbank schooner sailedr her way to fame, bringing glory to her home port of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; how she raced into a people's heart; how she became the only ship in modern history to emblazon a nation's coinage, all this is told in a way that will enthrall even the reader who has never set foot on board ship. But this, too, is the story of her rebirth, of how she came back from oblivion because of the determination of old admirers totransform a dream - for dream it was - into the reality of a full-sized re plica, Bluenose II the tall-masted beaty which exists today. The amazing saga of the ship what would not die is lavishly illustrated with photographs,including a portfolio drawn from the files of the late W.R. MacAskill, sur ely the greatest of marine photographer of them all." - from front dj flap.Vg in lightly rubbed dj. 30.00
Title: Bluenose. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto / Montreal , 1966,:
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