The Age of Sail
look inside

The Age of Sail

Master Shipbuilders of the Maritimes

By Spicer, Stanley

$24.95 Paperback
In Stock Ships in 24hrs or or less
Series: Formac Illustrated History

Rating: 0 vote(s).

The 19th century was the age of shipbuilding in the Maritime Provinces: all along the coast men were turning trees into ships that would sail on the world's oceans. Farmers and fishermen became master craftsmen building huge, deep-water vessels.
In this beautifully illustrated volume, marine historian Stanley Spicer recaptures the age of sail and its many colourful characters. From hundreds of shipbuilders, Spicer has selected the Troops of Saint John, the Killams of Yarmouth, Joseph Cunard in Bathurst, the Peake family of Prince Edward Island, John Young of Lunenburg and the Moshers in Avondale. Through these often larger-than-life figures we explore the triumphs and tragedies of the Maritimes' great age of shipbuilding and ship owning.
The Age of Sail draws on a range of rich visual resources including ship portraits, archival photographs, engravings, and artifacts displayed in the collections of leading Maritime museums, adding depth to a gripping historical account.


The Miramichi and Joseph Cunard
The Peakes of Prince Edward Island
Newport Landing and Avondale Shipbuilders
The Killam Fleet
The Troops of Saint John
Samuel Cunard — The Halifax Years
Lunenburg's Schooner Fleet

"...an impressive homage to Maritime shipbuilders... Spicer's meticulous research and fine storytelling are enhanced by the wealth of illustrations that accompany the text. More than 150 paintings and photographs, many of them archival, create a visual witness to the craft that was so essential to the Maritimers of the 19th century."

- Jodi DeLong The Chronicle-Herald

Customer Reviews:

Your review

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 26th May 2005
ISBN: 9780887806681
Format: 8.25in x 10.5in
200 black & white illustrations

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 16th November 2001
ISBN: 9780887805394
Binding: Paperback

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, TRA006020
Imprint: Formac


Similar titles:
Willie : A Romance


Halifax's Northwest Arm

The Night Hawk

The War of 1812 Against the States