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Author Name:    CUNNINGHAM, Robert

Title:   Tidewrack: Neglected Facts and Intriguing Stories from the Age of the Wooden Ship. First Edition, Signed

Publisher:    Lancelot Press, Hantsport, N.S. , 1994, ISBN:0889995397 

Seller ID:   70745

CUNNINGHAM, Robert. Tidewrack : Neglected Facts and Intriguing Stories fromthe Age of the Wooden Ship. Hantsport, N.S. : Lancelot Press, (1994). Firs t Printing. Pp (3),4-210,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue, white andbeige card covers. A Maritime nautical miscellany, treating early French a nd English exploration and colonization of the region; the Navigation Acts and the beginnings of local shipbuilding; Prince Henry Sinclair's alleged visit to Nova Scotia as well as that of Saint Brendan (the latter introducing an interesting discussion of dug-out boat construction in the region); the timber trade; the history of sailing ship hull and rig design and of shipcarving; the famous Marco Polo; the technique of launching in rural shipya rds; the experience of William Milne of Shediac, NB in the War of 1812; privateering activity in the region in the same war; the development of the American fast clipper; the nature of the passage for transatlantic migrants; the biography of the Cunard family to death of Samuel; the development of the Banks fisheries; whaling off the coasts of the region; the nature of thecase-oil trade; some notable regional shipwrecks; contemporary environment al concerns. With a bibliography. Very good. Signed, without inscription, by the author. 20.00


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