Book Review-‘This Noble Ship and Others’ by J. M. Anderson,

By Jan Drent, published December 2020


The demand for shipping was growing at a rate of 4.2 per cent per year in the second half of the nineteenth century as long-haul trades developed to move grain, wool and other textiles and coal between the Britain, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. It was also an era of steady improvement in vessel types and design. Iron hulls and steam propulsion would edge out older technologies, but for a few decades efficient wooden sailing ships built in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec the maritime played significant roles in the emerging long-haul ocean trades. In This Noble Ship and Others, retired deep-sea mariner Captain John Anderson describes the stories of seventeen notable but previously undescribed sailing vessels built in what became Canada between 1840 and 1877…

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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