IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS. NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.

Wallace, Frederick William.


£50.00




New York, 1st.ed., 1927. Xii + 282 pp., frontis + 84 other photo-plates & a map. Green cloth; black lettering & embossed 'ship' to front cover. 22 x 14cm. V.G.+. This is an extension of the author's celebrated study Wooden Ships & Iron Men and provides a record of Canada's square-rigged merchant ships. There are accounts of the whale-fishery of British North America, exploits of the famous MARCO POLO, Canada's Black Ball Line and Atlantic packets, the guano trade, and the sailing ships of Old Quebec. The firms of Pollock, Rankin, Gilmour and Ritchie also feature, as well as biographical sketches of masters and ship-owners. There are also accounts of the local timber trade, shipbuilding, windjammers of St. John, loss of the ASIA and the mutiny on board the barque VERONICA. Other anecdotes include the haunting of the JAMES B. DUFFUS, drifting of the FRED B. TAYLOR, the mystery of the MARY CELESTE, loss of the COUNTY OF PICTOU, murderer aboard the SWANHILDA, plus dozens of other fascinating accounts of 19th century sail. The 85 photographs include many rare views of sailing ships and portraits of masters. SQUARE-RIGGERS OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.


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