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Author Name:    GILLESPIE, G.J. WALTERS, Angus)

Title:   Bluenose Skipper : The Angus Walters Story. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Brunswick Press, 1955, 

Seller ID:   27547

GILLESPIE, G.J. Bluenose Skipper [dj adds "The Angus Walters Story"]. Fredericton: Brunswick Press, 1955. First Edition. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),1-129,(3),frontis + 1 plate. Small 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Toy 1665. Watters p 504; Rhodenizer p 510. "In 'Bluenose Skipper' Mr. Gillespie,a trained newspaperman, has had the assistance of Captain Angus in prepari ng this biography, and if some complain that the skipper's language is morerestrained than they had been led to believe, they must realize that many readers have led sheltered lives compared to the men who battled the elements off Sable Island. A landlubber now, Captain Angus reviews the past with more than a hint of nostalgia in his voice. The day of the fishing schooneris about gone -- only a handful of them are left in Nova Scotia waters -- and old sailing captains have no place any longer except that their yarns make just about the best reading there is. It is history that Bluenose was ground to death on the coral teeth of a Haitian reef, but for Captain Angus she lives on. In reverie, the greyed master of the Atlantic champion still sees her topsails spread as she distanced all the rest, he still feels her respond to the master's touch, and feels the spindrift on his face as Bluenose lurches in a stormy blow." - from the dustjacket. Name, else vg in worndj. 30.00


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