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REES, Ronald. St. Andrews and the Islands. Photographs, Tom Moffatt. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (1995). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-viii,-149,(3). Illustrated with colour photos throughout. Square 8vo, photo-illustrated blue and grey card covers. Front covers uses an ampersand in the title. "Travellers who leave the highway between Calais, Maine, and SaintJohn, New Brunswick, and head down the peninsular road to St Andrews, quic kly notice a change of landscape. The spruce woods give way to stretches ofhayfield and pasture running in long swaths down to a broad river. As you enter the town, the road bends sharply and tilts, propelling you toward theshore. Within moments your senses are filled with the sight, sounds, and s mells of the sea. Although straddling an international boundary, St. Andrews and neighbouring islands of Deer Island, Moose Island or Eastport, Campobello, and Grand Manan, share a cultural and social history that is an unusual blend of New England charm and Maritime hospitality. In this highly informative book, author Ronald Rees offers a tour of this unusual archipelago,from the first settlers and their economic mainstays of trade and fish, th rough the years of the tourist trade industry and finally, to the aquaculture and marine environment of today. From the planned layout of St Andrews to the naturalness of the islands, this area, with its unspoilt beauty, charm, climate, and built heritage, has attracted settlers and tourists for several centuries. Here the old is preserved in time and the new is just beginning to be discovered." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1: The Settlers: Campobello and the Owens -- St Andrews and the Loyalists -- Deer Island -- Grand Manan -- Moose Island; 2. Making a Living (with much nautical material: pp. 21-62): Lumbering -- Shipbuiilding -- The Carrying Trade -- Eastport Occupied -- Contraband -- The Fishery -- Eastport, Lubec and the Sardine Industry; 3. Making a Landscape: St Andrews: a Planned Colonial Town -- The Islands -- Eastport; 4. The Landscape of Leisure: The Tourist Trade -- The Campobello Company -- St Andrews and the C.P.R. -- Grand Manan; 5. Aquaculture and the Marine Environment (pp. 119-142): Marine Biology and Fisheries Research -- Aquaculture -- Salmon Farming -- Farmers and Fishermen; 6. Reflections on a Landscape. With bibliography. Very good. 16.00
Title: St. Andrews and the Islands. First Edtion, Paperback.
Publisher: Nimbus, Halifax, 1995, ISBN:1551091151:
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