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THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.

Author Name    Murray, Peter.

Title   THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988

ISBN Number    1550390007 / 9781550390001

Illustrator   Maurice Chadwick.

Seller ID   28036

260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel.

Alaska  Commercial  Co.,  Louis  A.  Audette,  Balcom,  Thomas  Bayard,  J.A.  Bechtel,  James  Blaine,  J.  Boscowitz,  Father  A.J.  Brabant,  James  C.  Carter,  Captain  W.H.  Copp,  Coquitlam,  Captain  John  Cox,  Judge  L.  Dawson,  Thomas  Earle,  Henry  W.  Elliott,  Robley  D.  Evans,  John  W.  Foster,  Captain  W.  Grant,  Nicholas  Grebnitsky,  Harry  Guillod,  Richard  Hall,  President  B.  Harrison,  John  Hay,  Victor  Jacobson,  David  Starr  Jordan,  Wilfrid  Laurier,  Theodore  Lubbe,  Captain  R.E.  McKeil,  Alex  McLean,  Dan  McLean,  Laughlin  McLean,  E.E.  McLellan,  John  McLeod,  Prince  Maksutof,  A.R.  Milne,  Captain  W.  Munsie,  North  American  Commercial  Co.,  Julian  Pauncefote,  Royal  Navy  Ships,  Russian-American  Co.,  Lord  Salisbury,  Sealers'  Association,  Sea  Otters,  Sealing  Treaty,  Captain  L.G.  Shepard,  Captain  H.F.  Sieward,  Louis  Sloss,  Charles  Spring,  Charles  H.  Tupper,  U.S.  Navy  Ships,  U.S.  Revenue  Cutters,  Mohican,  Thomas  Corwin,  Bear,  Yorktown,  Thetis,  Richard  Rush,  Victoria  Sealing  Co.,  A.W.  Vowell,  J.D.  Warren,  Theodore  Williams,  Anna  Beck,  Ariel,  Beatrice,  Black  Diamond,  Carolena,  City  Of  San  Diego,  Carlotta  G.  Cox,  Dolphin,  E.B.  Marvin,  Favorite,  James  Hamilton  Lewis,  Jessie,  Mary  Ellen,  Onward,  Pathfinder,  Penelope,  Thomas  F.  Bayard,  Thornton,  Triumph,  Umbrina,  Vancouver  Belle,  Vera,  W.P.  Sayward. 

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