skip to content
A mind at sea : Henry Fry, and the glorious era of Quebec's sailing ships Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

A mind at sea : Henry Fry, and the glorious era of Quebec's sailing ships

Author: John Fry
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario ; Tonawanda, NY : Dundurn, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [2013] 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

A unique biography of a nineteenth-century shipping magnate set during a forgotten era - a time when Quebec was one of the world's great shipbuilding centres and tidal seaports.


(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013496223
Named Person: Henry Fry
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Fry
ISBN: 9781459719309 1459719301
OCLC Number: 912304207
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1877: Launch --
1826-38: A love of sail --
1838-53: The young merchant --
1854: Life in Quebec begins --
1854-56: Transatlantic feud --
1856-59: Crime, business, and a wedding --
1859-60: Lessons of losses; a princely visit --
1861: The Mary Fry --
1861-62: Family time --
1861: A very public controversy --
1863-65: Cargoes, comflagrations, confederation, committees, and church --
1866-69: Good deeds rewarded --
1868-69: A monumental gift --
1869-72: So much for disobeying orders --
1873: Welcoming the Dufferins, and free trade --
1873: Battling the Crimps --
1873 and before: Bettling the pilots union --
1873: Deck loading: triumph of reform --
1874: Britain or America, which to favour? --
1874-76: Prosperity, but hard lessons --
1877: The great ship Cosmo --
1877: In the wake of the Cosmo --
1878-82: Despond --
1882-89: Miracle and mystery --
1889-94: A mind at work --
1894-96: A mind at work --
1894-96: The history of North Atlantic steam navigation --
1896: Voyage end --
Other Titles: Henry Fry, and the glorious era of Quebec's sailing ships
Responsibility: John Fry.
More information:


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

" The first book in English to tell the little-known story of Quebec City's shipbuilding era since.. 1995." * Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph *

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.