Bluenose Master : The Memoirs of Captain Ernest K. Hartling. cardcovers

By: HARTLING, Ernest K.) KRANZ, Jo

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(HARTLING, Ernest K.). Bluenose Master : The Memoirs of Captain Ernest K. Hartling. As told to Jo Kranz. (Willowdale, Ontario) : Hounslow Press, (1989). First Printing. Pp (12),1-177,(3). Illustrated with b&w photos and some line drawings by Gerard Williams, some full page. Map in text. 8vo, blue photo-illustrated cardcovers.

Ernest Knight Hartling (b. April 30, 1906, Spanish Ship Bay, near Liscomb, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia - d. February 20, 2002, Avon Lake, Lorain, Ohio).


"In this book, Ernest Hartling takes us on a voyage through a life crammed with adventure, colour, and excitement : his eye-witness account of the Great Halifax Explosion; crossing the Atlantic at the age of twelve as an ordinary seaman; striking out alone at fourteen in pursuit of his dream of a seafaring life, but that is just the beginning. He sailed the high seas on numerous ships to countless ports and, while still verry young, became master of a ship.

In Halifax, during the Second World War, Ernest took on the dangerous job of harbour pilot, guiding convoys safely out to sea. Reishing the challenge, he remained a pilot for twenty-nine years.

Illuminating every page is the character of Ernest Hartling, who retired after more than fifty years at sea, only to return to it as master of the Bluenose II - the crowning achievement of his life." - from the cover.

Chapters :
1. A Born Sailor;
2. Moving to Halifax: The Great Explosion [explosion on pp.31-34];
3. One of the Crew;
4. An Ordinary Seaman at the Age of Twelve;
5. Striking Out Alone;
6. From Sails to Steam;
7. Master Mariner;
8. Harbour Pilot in Wartime [Halifax Harbour];
9. Peacetime: New Horizons;
10. Master of the Bluenose II;
11. Two Beautiful Ladies: Une affaire de couer.

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Title: Bluenose Master : The Memoirs of Captain Ernest K. Hartling. cardcovers

Author Name: HARTLING, Ernest K.) KRANZ, Jo

Categories: 72,

Publisher: Hounslow Press, Willowdale, Ont, 1989, ISBN:088882114x:

ISBN Number: 088882114X

ISBN Number 13: 9780888821140

Seller ID: 14895

Keywords: NOVA SCOTIA NAUTICAL SCHOONERS MEMOIR CANADIAN CAPTAINS BLUENOSE CANADA BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY,