Private Printing, Wolfville, N.S., 1st.ed., 1975. 229 pp., map frontis. Red cloth ; gilt. 23 x 15cm. Pencil notes on extra leaf tipped in before half-title, & on half-title itself ; ‘1975’ written head of title-page, & many annotations & markings in pencil & pen throughout. Externally : FINE ; internally o/w V.G. Signed by the Author. When the author realized that records concerning the shipbuilders and sailing vessels of Saint John, Nova Scotia, were either incomplete, inaccurate or missing, she embarked on a mission of research carried out in Canada, England and elsewhere. The result is a comprehensive record of the era of shipbuilding at Saint John - from origins to boom to decline – with a detailed survey of the shipbuilders themselves and the vessels they built – the latter from 1800 to 1892. The chronological list of sailing vessels of over 300 tons, (and smaller vessels sold overseas) includes full-riggers, barques, barquentines, brigs, brigantines, schooners, snows, etc. Details for each vessel includes name, rig, tonnage, builder and disposal (place and date). This is the original hard-back edition, signed by the author.