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A PEEK INTO THE PAST 100 YEARS:  MIDLAND 1878-1978., Bell, Rena.  Mayor's Centennial Message by Moreland A. Lynn.
1 Bell, Rena. Mayor's Centennial Message by Moreland A. Lynn. A PEEK INTO THE PAST 100 YEARS: MIDLAND 1878-1978.
1978. 
148 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, many advertisements for local businesses. A local history of Midland, Ontario, with information on the mills, shipyards, grain elevators, schools, churches, hospitals, recreational facilities, etc. I nterior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, a few small soft edge creases, very light browning. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Brimacombe, Philip. THE STORY OF OAKVILLE HARBOUR. A HISTORY BY PHILIP BRIMACOMBE.
Boston Mills Press/Oakville Historical Society, Oakville, Ontario, 1975. 
43 pp, 8vo, stapled in pictorial wraps. ISBN 0919822983 Maps on inside of front/rear cover, b&w photos. A short history of Oakville Harbour from the late 1700's to the 1930's, covering its development, local industries (shipbuilding, etc.), the b ridges, ships, passenger and freight trade, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small ghost sticker mark and one tiny corner crease on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
3 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
4 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small faint rub mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA:  THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND., Croft, Melba Morris.
5 Croft, Melba Morris. FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA: THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND.
Owen Sound, Ontario Self-published 1980 0969031521 / 9780969031529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Signed by Author
352 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering/crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed by author on page 352. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Tread of the Moccasin; The Transition; The chronological history of Owen Sound; Artist Authors, Photographers, Potters; Boat Listings (By the Year); The Political Scene; Ministers & Priests; Bibliography; Glimpse Into the Future (Pictures); General Index. Tiny stain at top edge of front endpapers, slight bump at top corner of boards, bump to bottom corner of both boards and at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
6 Fowler, William M., Jr. REBELS UNDER SAIL: THE AMERICAN NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTION.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1976, book club edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Almost as soon as the smoke had settled at Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was being fought on the sea as well as on land. A fragile and disunited coalition of thirteen colonies, embarking on a war with a great naval power, began to build a navy for the 'preservation of the lives, liberty and property of the good people of these Colonies'. (This book) provides a vivid and authoritative history of h o w t h e new American nation set about its task. Americans have always been a sea-minded people, and even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Congress resolved to build a strong navy. The maritime skills of New England and th e ti m be r, p itch and turpentine of the colonies had made them a major resource for the British navy; this resource the Americans now turned toward their own ends. Fowler describes how a small group of delegates to Congress, led by John Adam s an d str on gly su ppo rted by Washington, labored to form a powerful fighting fleet. He describes the difficulty of enlisting men for the navy (they preferred to sail on privateers where they could reap rich rewards from capturing enemy vessel s) , th e jock eyi ng f or c omma nd by captains, the building of ships in shipyards all up and down the coast. The fledgling navy made some terrible blunders - most notably the disastrous Penobscot expedition which cost the Americans dearly - but it also en joyed mom ents of gr eat g lory, particularly under its greatest commander, John Paul Jones. Fowler describes both the failures and the successes, and he surveys the story not just of the navy itself but of the privateers and merchant s hip s tha t f ought along side it." Light wrinkling and edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight edge browning on inside, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE UNKNOWN NAVY:  CANADA'S WORLD WAR II MERCHANT NAVY., Halford, Robert G.
7 Halford, Robert G. THE UNKNOWN NAVY: CANADA'S WORLD WAR II MERCHANT NAVY.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1551250160 / 9781551250168 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
272 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs. "Compared to the well-published achievements of the Navy, Army and Air Force, an ocean of silence surrounds the long-gone Canadian Merchant Navy. And yet, Canada operated the wartime world's fourth largest Merchant Navy, almost all of it built in Canadian shipyards. Robert Halford provides an in-depth look at the Merchant Navy from its glorious beginnings to its unceremonious dissolution. During wartime, the merchant seamen were the heroes of the 1939-1945 war, the fourth arm of the Services. By 1948 they had undergone a quick image change, transformed from heroes to anonymous troublemakers hindering the shipping industry. 'The Unknown Navy' endeavours to throw light on the Merchant Navy's important contribution to the Allied cause during World War II." Dust jacket has a tiny scuff/dent on the front panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
A GREAT FLEET OF SHIPS:  THE CANADIAN FORTS & PARKS., Heal, S.C.
8 Heal, S.C. A GREAT FLEET OF SHIPS: THE CANADIAN FORTS & PARKS.
Vanwell, St Catharines, Ontario, 1999, first edition. 
312 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551250233 B&w photographs, drawings, plus large fold-out plan: "General Arrangement Standard Steamer" in pocket at rear. "The era of the Canadian Forts and Parks has long since passed into history. While it lasted, it engaged a great deal of effort and capital on a scale never seen before in our country; from the men and women in the shipyards, to the crews who manned the ships, and the industrial leaders who transformed the s h i p y a r ds from very small-scale producers into world-scale shipbuilders for their day. By 1941 Canada's small shipbuilders had begun to turn out a fleet of 10,000- and 4,700-ton merchant ships which in every way were the equal of those from Br it is h an d Am erican shipyards. At the height of this great effort the Canadian yards were delivering one new ship every three days. Not only did we send to sea a large fleet of Park ships under the Canadian flag, manned by Canadian crews and ma nag ed by Ca na dia n managers, but we also bare-boat-chartered a similar size fleet of Fort sister ships for British management and operation. These Fort and Park ships were to be found in every theatre of war from 1942 on, at all times willi ng w orkh ors es of t he ocea ns, unheralded, unsung and later, like their crews, usually ignored by historians and government alike. While the postwar survivors of this fleet sailed under many flags, they did constitute an important element in reb uildi ng th e pe ace that fo llowe d. And now that Canada is no longer an owner of deep sea ships under the Canadian flag, it is timely that we remember our achievement of over fifty years ago. It was a unique undertaking that will never be repe ated i n a wo rld n ow s o diff eren t." M oderate bump at top of spine/rear hinge area. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, moderate bump/wrinkling at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS., Metcalfe, Willis.
9 Metcalfe, Willis. CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS.
South Bay, Ontario South Marysburgh Marine Society 1979 0920028187 / 9780920028186 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 
185 pp + (9) pp +indexes, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A history of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, schooners, sloops, lighthouses, sailors, etc. on the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County. Section headings: Prince Edward County Ships; Ships that Came & Ships that Stayed; Ports of Call; Life and Light; Sing of Sailors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - some light fading to colour on spine, hinges, and top edge of rear cover; spine has some light creases, is concave and is lightly twisted. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PICTORIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCEAN LINERS 1860-1994., Miller, William H., Jr.  Preface by Frank A. Trumbour.
10 Miller, William H., Jr. Preface by Frank A. Trumbour. PICTORIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCEAN LINERS 1860-1994.
Dover, New York, 1995. 
142 pp, 12" H, soft cover. ISBN 048628137X Profusely illustrated with 417 b&w photographs. "One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr . depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s. The first ship in this glorious cavalcade is the 'Great Eastern', launched in 1860. The last vessels featured are spectacular c r u i s e ships now under construction. Among the other ships in this memorable maritime assembly are such megaliners as the 'Queen Elizabeth', 'France' and 'Sovereign of the Seas'; the legendary 'Titantic', 'Lusitania' and 'Normandie'; 'floating ho te ls ' su c h as the 'Monarch of the Seas', 'Regal Princess' and 'Imagination'; and 'wedding cake-style' cruise ships, among them the 'Crystal Symphony' and 'Fascination'. These vessels have covered the seven seas. They were - and are - in rou tes tr ans at lan ti c and transpacific, African and South American, colonial Indian, Indochinese and Australian. A number of them have circumnavigated the globe. More than 400 historic photographs depict the fabled ships, documenting dramatic ch ange s in des ign and co nstruction over the years. Descriptive entries provide vital statistics on each: builder, tonnage, length, speed, passenger load, history and distinguishing characteristics." Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks . E xteri or - minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Morley, Alan. VANCOUVER: FROM MILLTOWN TO METROPOLIS.
Vancouver Mitchell Press 1969 Second Edition, revised and updated. Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
241 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This is the story of Hastings Mill and Moodyville days, of Gassy Jack and his Deighton House saloon, of John Morton, the brickmaker, Sam Greer and Sam Brighouse, of the Great Fire, of Van Horne, the railway builder, and so many of those whose names must be forever associated with a city grown in the span of a single lifetime from nothing to a world crossroads and metropolis. It is a saga of a truly Western Canadian city through years of high emprise and deep depression to modern times. In this cavalcade of builders the city is seen as the work of very human people who live again in these pages. It is an affectionate salute to the makers of today's amenities and to the greater city to come. Crease at top corner of page leaf 59/60, light bump at top/bottom of spine, faint browning to bottom of book, tiny dent at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing with very small chips and tears, moderate rubbing with color loss, light staining/soiling on rear panel mow in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Richard, George P. (Signed) SKETCHING RAMBLES IN ONTARIO: A COLLECTION OF PEN AND INK DRAWINGS. VOLUME 1.
Self-published, London, 1977, No.642 of 1,000 copies. 
96 pp, oblong 8vo, HC in dust jacket. SIGNED BY ARTIST AT BOTTOM OF HALF-TITLE PAGE. Profusely illustrated with pen and ink drawings on medium brown stock. The artist has recorded old buildings, structures and rural life which is rapidly disappearing. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing/soiling, one small closed tear at top of front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE YARD: BUILDING A DESTROYER AT THE BATH IRON WORKS., Sanders, Michael S.
13 Sanders, Michael S. THE YARD: BUILDING A DESTROYER AT THE BATH IRON WORKS.
HarperCollins, New York, 1999, first edition. 
253 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060192461 Pictorial endpapers. "In Bath, Maine, the birthplace of American shipbuilding, the century-old Bath Iron Works shipyard has been building - largely by hand and with a good d ose of tradition - some of the finest, deadliest ships in the U.S. Navy. Accompanied by mounting competition and a pressing need to modernize, the yard faces the year 2000 with changes great and small, most notably in the way it launches sh i p s . N o longer will the great gray leviathans roar down the 'ways' - the traditional inclined ramp - into the Kennebec River; this ancient technology will give way to the modern dry dock. 'The Yard' captures this moment, the end of an era in Ne w En gl a nd h istory, through the eyes of the workers as they build and launch the 'USS Donald Cook', one of the last ships to be launched the old way. Here the readers step into the daily lives of the shipyard's mechanics - the welders and p ipe fi tte rs an d ri gge rs and shipfitters - as the ship develops. They watch this complex evolution from the first cutting of steel through the dramatic launch and rigorous trials at sea to the destroyer's triumphant commissioning, sharing the mome nt when th e s hi p's firs t Navy crew brings her to life. This is a world rich in danger, humor, and shipyard and navy lore, one filled with uncertainty and hope, and not a little fear of change, as this venerable company fights mightily aga inst ste ep od ds t o fi nd a ne w pla ce in a different world. Illustrated throughout with dramatic photographs and detailed drawings, (it) is not only a fascinating inside look at one of the greatest shipyards in the United States, but also a ver y hum an c hronic le of the liv es of those who work there." Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE., Watson, Julie V.  Foreword by the Honourable J.A. Doiron.
14 Watson, Julie V. Foreword by the Honourable J.A. Doiron. A PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1987 088882095X / 9780888820952 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
111 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Julie Watson has divided (this) book into sections that include travel by sea, land, and air; silver fox farming; fishing; sports; arts; and ceremonial occasions. She takes us on a nostalgic trip around the Island through scenes of rustic charm, from picturesque farms to the harness races, from shipyards to socials, from Charlottetown to the sea. Perhaps more fascinating still, in evocative pictures and words, she introduces us to the proud and patriotic Islanders: nurses, missionaries, dignitaries, entrepreneurs, writers and many others. Our last glimpse is a poignant one - photos of confident young men marching bravely away to war." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, very tiny scuff at top corner of front panel, soft small crease at bottom edge of rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 


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