SHIPS AND SEAMEN OF ANGLESEY, 1558-1918. STUDIES IN MARITIME AND LOCAL HISTORY.

Eames, Aled.


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The Anglesey Antiquarian Society, 1st.ed., Llangefni, 1973. 674 pp., 50 photo-plates, 6 other ills & plans, & 4 maps (1 fldg.). D.j., 22 x 15cm. Spine of dust jacket slightly faded o/w FINE. The island of Anglesey on the coast of North Wales has a long and interesting association with the sea spanning many centuries. The late Aled Eames examines the Elizabethan and early Stuart merchants and seamen of Anglesey ; war off the island's coast 1642-1660 ; legal and illegal shipping 1660-1786 ; the beginnings of a naval tradition during the Nelson era ; the firm of William Thomas & Sons of Amlwch ; shipwrecks and rescues around the coasts of Anglesey ; the fishermen of the island ; Anglesey as a playground for yachtsmen ; war at sea 1914-1918 ; etc. The author also recalls merchants and pirates of the 16th century ; smugglers and traders of the 17th century ; the coastal trade of the 18th century ; the deep-sea square-riggers of the 19th century, with maritime activity up to the end of the First World War. Illustrated with rare photographs, plans, and drawings to which are added valuable fleet lists, the book is largely based on hitherto unpublished papers and documents.


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