28.07.2017

FRESHWATER HERITAGE: A HISTORY OF SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1670—1918

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Author(s) Don Bamford
Publisher Natural Heritage
Date 2007
Pages 301
Format pdf
Size 17 Mb
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The author of this volume, Don Bamford, has represented the culmination of the lifelong human passion for sailing and also for the sailing history as applied to Canada. Being a professional sailor and boat builder, he is taking readers so deep into the sailing to feel its spirit, as applicable to the major historical events on the Lakes and to the interesting stories of the men and places there.

The remarkably extensive historical research conducted by the author will take you back to the times of European contact. The author chronicles the truly glory times of the schooners and brigs, warships dominating the Great Lakes during the war, particularly focusing on the War of 1812. He has also paid particular attention to the ship constructors and naval architects and to the real life challenges on building these vessels in the wild conditions of the colonies.

The author is also documenting the critical role that was played by the sailing ships in the process of settlement, and capturing the commercial role of sailing on the Great Lakes. The book is richly illustrated with numerous archival photographs and the content is supported with a full index. Will be equally appreciated by the armchair historians and people who actually love sailing...

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