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Freshwater heritage : a history of sail on the Great Lakes, 1670-1918

Author: Don Bamford
Publisher: Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, ©2007.
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Freshwater Heritage: A History of Sail on the Great Lakes, 1670-1918 represents the culmination of a lifelong passion for sailing and for the history of sail as it applies to Canada. Author/sailor/boat builder Don Bamford takes us deep into the psyche of sailing as it applies to historical events on the Great Lakes and to stories of the people and places there at the time. His extensive historical research takes us  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bamford, Don.
Freshwater heritage.
Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2008371921
(OCoLC)79256035
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don Bamford
ISBN: 9781554881710 1554881714 9781935192978 1935192973 9781459712713 1459712714
OCLC Number: 285225688
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 301 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Era of French Control of the Great Lakes --
The Beginning of Sail on Lake Ontario --
The Building of the Griffon --
The Voyage of the Griffon and the Loss: Where is She Now? --
The French Era Ends --
Events from 1760 Until After the War of 1812 --
Between the Wars --
Events Leading Up to the War of 1812 --
Declaration of War --
A Shipbuilder's War --
The Lake Ontario Theatre in 1812-14 --
Comments on the Battle of Lake Erie --
Disaffection --
Negotiations for Peace --
The Saga of the Nancy --
The Story of the HMS St. Lawrence --
Shipbuilding in a Wilderness Setting --
Ship Construction in the Early 19th Century --
Commercial Sail on the Lakes Until the Early 1900s --
Schooner Days, Anecdotal Material and Commercial Sail --
Fur Trade on the Lakes --
Fishing on the Lakes --
The Timber Droghers --
Other Commercial Sail, Ore Carriers and Stone Hookers --
Brief Biographies of Featured Artists --
Chronology --
Place Names --
Selected Glossary.
Responsibility: Don Bamford ; foreword by Maurice Smith.
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Freshwater Heritage: A History of Sail on the Great Lakes, 1670-1918 represents the culmination of a lifelong passion for sailing and for the history of sail as it applies to Canada. Author/sailor/boat builder Don Bamford takes us deep into the psyche of sailing as it applies to historical events on the Great Lakes and to stories of the people and places there at the time. His extensive historical research takes us back to the time of European contact, through the fate of the luckless Griffon and the achievements of the French in the era of sail. From the 1760s through to 1815, Bamford chronicl.

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