Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador, Volume I: Cape Spear to Boyd’s Cove

Author: Calvin Evans
Genre: Non-Fiction
Format: Softcover
Dimensions: 12 × 8 × 2 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: September 18, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55081-412-5

The fishery, the seal cull, the settlement, the culture—the history of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has been shaped and witnessed from the deck of sea-going vessels, and those vessels were sparred with local timbers, planked and rigged by the hands of our master shipbuilders.

From east to west, north to south, Calvin Evans covers every coast and bay in a sweeping chronicle of craftsmanship and productivity. While deftly countering the outdated argument that our builders were inferior craftsmen, this history is augmented by exhaustive lists of every builder on record from every corner of the province. Impeccably researched and contextualized, Calvin Evans’s Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador offers an indispensable addition to the story of our past.

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