August Gales : The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic, 1926 and 1927. First Edition

By: HALLOWELL, Gerald.

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HALLOWELL, Gerald. The August Gales : The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic, 1926 and 1927. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2013). First Printing. Pp. (4),1-252. With 35 b&w photos, 2 maps and other illustrations in the text . 8vo, art- and photo-illustrated dark grey card covers with white lettering to front cover and spine, French flaps. "Three different fishing communities, three different countries, but in their pursuit of fish on the banks they would have much in common, including the terrors of the North Atlantic storms. Tens of thousands of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New England fishermen have perished over the centuries while attempting to make a living on North Atlantic waters. Tragedy struck particularly hard during the August gales of 1926 and 1927, when six vessels of the Lunenburg fleet went down with all hands off Sable Island, and forty more fishermen were lost along the south coast of Newfoundland. [...] Two long months after the 1927 storm it was learned that the Gloucester fishing schooner Columbia, probably the greatest rival to the Bluenose in the international fishermen's races, had also succumbed to the raging seas, with a mainly Nova Scotia crew. [...] This book sets the marine disasters in the context of the banks fisheries pursued by the three countries, a sort of piscatorialNorth Atlantic triangle." - from the rear cover. Contents :Dark Days of Mo urning; 1. Lunenburg and the Banks Fishery; 2. An Island in a Stormy Sea [Sable Island]; 3. The August Gale of 1926; 4. The August Gale of 1927; 5. Newfoundland and the August Gale of 1927; 6. The Gloucester Connection; 7. The Call of the Sea; Afterword: Days of Festivity and Hope. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good. 12.50

Title: August Gales : The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic, 1926 and 1927. First Edition

Author Name: HALLOWELL, Gerald.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2013, ISBN:9781771080460:

Seller ID: 104450

Keywords: NAUTICAL SHIPWRECKS FISHERIES AMERICAN MASSACHUSETTS NOVA SCOTIA SCHOONERS CANADA CANADIAN NEWFOUNDLAND,