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Never Say P*g

The Book of Sailors’ Superstitions

by R. Bruce Macdonald
edition: Hardcover
tagged: maritime history & piracy, history, sailing

The nautical reference book you never knew you needed: a compendium of all superstitions maritime and marine. Learn your A-B-Seas of sailors’ guiding magic and mythos—and why you should never stir your tea with a knife, lest you invite trouble and strife.

Ever wondered why the skipper gave you a hairy eyeball when you stepped aboard the ship wi …

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Atlantic’s Last Stop

Courage, Folly, and Lies in the White Star Line’s Worst Disaster Before Titanic

by Bob Chaulk
edition: eBook
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), maritime history & piracy, pre-confederation (to 1867)

In the pre-dawn hours of April 1, 1873—as the lookouts looked, the steersman steered, and the captain slept—something was happening to the SS Atlantic. The tide had quietly carried the White Star Line ocean liner twelve miles off course, and land was closer than anybody realized—or was willing to believe. The wreck of the SS Atlantic would be …

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Atlantic's Last Stop

Courage, Folly, and Lies in the White Star Line's Worst Disaster Before Titanic

by Robert G. Chaulk
edition: Paperback
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), post-confederation (1867-), maritime history & piracy

The long-awaited, definitive, shocking history of SS Atlantic, the worst shipwreck in Nova Scotia's history, authored by the vessel's recognized authority.

In the pre-dawn hours of April 1, 1873 – as the lookouts looked, the steersman steered, and the captain slept – something was happening to the SS Atlantic. The tide had quietly carried the W …

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Oak Island Illustrated

The 225-year Search for Truth and Treasure

by John L. Bell
edition: Paperback
tagged: maritime history & piracy

More than two centuries ago, compelling evidence of buried treasure was found on Nova Scotia's Oak Island. Since then, extensive engineering works have been discovered and mysterious objects unearthed in and around the island's "Money Pit." The ongoing search has been featured on a long-running popular television series, but to this day, the islan …

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Sisters of the Ice

The True Story of How St. Roch and North Star of Herschel Island Protected Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

by R. Bruce Macdonald
edition: Paperback
tagged: maritime history & piracy, history

This book is a biography of two British Columbian ships that performed legendary service in the Canadian Arctic. The St. Roch, now on permanent display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, is the better known of the two, although North Star of Herschel Island is still sailing and still adding to her legend. Historian Bruce Macdonald—who, along with …

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Sheringham

A Canadian Heritage Story

by Rebecca Quinn
edition: Paperback
tagged: maritime history & piracy

Sheringham is a 60-page book in full colour, covering the illustrious history of the iconic lighthouse at Sheringham Point. In 2013, the lighthouse was designated by the Federal Government as a Canadian Heritage Lighthouse Site.

Featuring over 60 photos, maps, journal entries, biographies of the light keepers and their families, info on junior light …

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The PS Royal William

The First True Transatlantic Steamer

by Eileen Reid Marcil
edition: Paperback
tagged: maritime history & piracy, marine & naval, pre-confederation (to 1867)
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The Final Voyage of the Valencia

by Michael C. Neitzel
edition: Paperback
tagged: maritime history & piracy, post-confederation (1867-)

A dynamic retelling of the deadly 1906 sinking of the SS Valencia off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, one of the worst maritime disasters in Canadian history.

There are few places on earth that have such a high record of marine casualties as the short yet treacherous stretch of coastline known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. In the late ni …

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Atlantic Canada's Greatest Storms

by Dan Soucoup
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: natural disasters, maritime history & piracy

Wind, waves and snow: Atlantic Canada has experienced more than its share of dramatic and tragic storms. In this accessible narrative, author Dan Soucoup takes readers from the eighteenth century to present day, as he details the blizzards, floods, tornadoes—and even tsunamis—that have brought havoc to the East Coast.

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