Historic Lunenburg : The Days of Sail, 1880-1930. First Edition, Signed

By: PARKER, Mike.

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PARKER, Mike. Historic Lunenburg : The Days of Sail 1880-1930. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (1999). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xvi,[1]-119,(1). With 154 b&w photos in the text. 8vo (165 x 237 mm), photo-illustrated cardcovers, with white lettering to blue spine.

In the Images of Our Past series.

Mike Parker (b. 1952, Bear River, NS) was living in Dartmouth at the time of publication.

"'Historic Lunenburg' brings together a host of images celebrating Lunenburg's proud sailing heritage and its history as a centre of fishing and marine culture, as well as its people, businesses, rich architectural traditions, and celebrated events. Lunenburg's 'Days of Sail' are now a part of history, but the stories of the fishery and shipbuilding are reflective of Nova Scotia's four hundred coastal towns and hamlets where lives and livelihoods have been shaped by the fortunes and tragedies of the sea.

From Lunenburg's beginnings as a British settlement for 'Foreign Protestants' to its days as an international fish exporter, and as a home to traditionally crafted schooners, including Canada's most famous ship, the Bluenose, this book brings to life the spirited past of one of Nova Scotia's most picturesque communities and now a designated World Heritage Site." - from the rear cover.

Extensively-captioned photographs of Nova Scotia's great fishing port, divided thematically.

Introduction.
1. On the Waterfront (pp. 1-20).
2. Streetscapes.
3. Business & Industry.
4. Public Service.
5. Life at Sea (pp. 67-82).
6. The Bluenose (pp. 83-92).
7. Leisure, Customs, & Special Events.
8. County Life.

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Name, else very good. Signed, without inscription, by the author. 45.00

Title: Historic Lunenburg : The Days of Sail, 1880-1930. First Edition, Signed

Author Name: PARKER, Mike.

Categories: 79,

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing: 1999

ISBN Number: 1551092972

ISBN Number 13: 9781551092973

Seller ID: 58604

Keywords: NAUTICAL MERCANTILE SHIPPING NOVA SCOTIA CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORY CANADA LUNENBURG COUNTY FISHERIES,