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Wooden Ships and Iron Men

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Title:Wooden Ships and Iron Men
Wallace, Frederick William   
(6 of 6 for author by title)
The Timber Stower
Published:   1924
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, history, non-fiction, sailing

A history of the ship making business in the Canadian Maritimes between 1840-1890. Includes stories of the ships and the men who sailed them. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:283 Info

Author Bio for Wallace, Frederick William

Frederick William Wallace was born on December 11, 1886 in Glasgow, Scotland and died on July 15, 1958 in Montreal, Canada. He was a journalist, photographer, historian and novelist of the Canadian fishing industry. He published his first novel Blue Water in 1907 and commanded a Q-ship, an armed merchantman used to hunt U-boats, in World War I. After the war, he became the editor of the monthly journal Canadian Fisherman for forty years. A historian of the Canadian sailing era he published three authoritative books on the subject: Wooden Ships and Iron Men in 1924, In the Wake of the Windships in 1927, and Record of Canadian Shipping in 1929.

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