The American Fishing Schooners 1825 1935

Author: Howard Irving Chapelle
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393037555
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An important feature of the book is its illustrated glossary-appendix, which covers items of hull construction and equipment, rigging and gear, colour and carving, and includes notes by the builders and riggers themselves.

A Race For Real Sailors

Author: Keith McLaren
Editor: D & M Publishers
ISBN: 1926812174
Size: 17,27 MB
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On October 22, 1921, the American fishing schooner Elsie, just arrived from Gloucester, MS, lined up in Halifax Harbour beside a new, untested schooner from Lunenburg, ready to race over a 40-mile ocean course. The Elsie's skipper had beaten a Canadian boat decisively the previous year to win the first International Fishermen's Cup race. The new challenger was the Bluenose, set to begin a series of heated and often acrimonious races over the following two decades that left her bruised but unbowed, turning her into an icon whose image still shines on the Canadian dime more than eighty years later.

Caught In Irons

Author: Michael Wayne Santos
Editor: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9781575910536
Size: 17,26 MB
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Clouds of White Sail tells the story of how early-twentieth-century fishermen from New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces used the International Fishermen's Races to reignite the public's love affair with the beauty of their ships and the romance of the sea in order to hold onto their way of life.

Tancook Schooners

Author: Wayne M. O'Leary
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773511725
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The Tancook Schooners recounts the history of a remarkable, yet neglected, Atlantic Canadian watercraft. The "little Bluenoses," as they were called, formed the backbone of Nova Scotia's inshore fisheries and short-run coastal trade in the early twentieth century. The book also records the story of a unique, although in many ways typical, Maritime coastal community on the brink of the modern industrial age.

Marine Fisheries Review

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Gloucester On The Wind

Author: Joseph E. Garland
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 143961623X
Size: 16,30 MB
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Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our image of the past, and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. Originally founded by a fishing company from Dorchester, England, in 1623, Gloucester has always been linked to fishing and the sea. By 1870 Gloucester was the leading fishing port in the Western Hemisphere, and its great fleet of fast, white-winged schooners ranged deep into the heart of the Atlantic in search of cod, haddock, halibut, and mackerel. These stunningly beautiful ships and the hardy men who sailed them made “Gloucester” an evocation of courage, perseverance, and seamanship unique in America’s maritime heritage.

Down On T Wharf

Author: Andrew W. German
Editor: Mystic Seaport Museum Incorporated
Size: 11,81 MB
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Picturesque T Wharf was long the home of Boston's fishing industry. Henry D. Fisher created a remarkable photographic record of the fishing fleet in Boston Harbor between 1908 and 1920, when Boston was America's largest fish market. This book's 117 photographs, accompanied by an equally vivid text, recreate the fishing vessels and markets of a vanished era. The North American Society for Oceanic History named Down on T Wharf the best book on American maritime history published in 1982.