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Chronicles of Canada Volume 31 - All Afloat: A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways

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No exhaustive Canadian 'water history' can possibly be attempted here. That would require a series of its own. But at least a first attempt will be made to give some general idea of what such a history would contain in fuller detail: of the kayaks and canoes the Eskimos and Indians used before the white man came, and use today; of the small craft moved by oar and sail that slowly displaced those moved only by the paddle; of the sailing vessels proper, and how they plied along Canadian waterways, and on all the Seven Seas; of the steamers, which shed so much forgotten lustre on Canadian enterprise; of the teeming fisheries which the far-seeing Lord Bacon rightly thought 'richer treasures than the mines of Mexico and of Peru'; of the Dominion's trade and government relations with nations that 'have their business in great waters'; and, finally, of that guardian Navy, without whose freely given care the 'water history' of Canada could never have been made at all.

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Chronicles of Canada

Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton

In Thirty two volumes

31

ALL AFLOAT

by

WILLIAM WOOD

Part IX National Highways

[Frontispiece: THE VOYAGEURS ON A MISTY MORNING. From a painting by Verner]

ALL AFLOAT

A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways

by

WILLIAM WOOD

Toronto Glasgow, Brook & Company 1915

Copyright in all Countries subscribing to the Berne Convention

TO

THE PETRYS

EACH AND ALL

IN TOKEN OF

A FAMILY FRIENDSHIP

FOUR GENERATIONS STRONG {ix}

CONTENTS

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I. A LAND OF WATERWAYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 II. CANOES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 III. SAILING CRAFT; THE PIONEERS . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 IV. SAILING CRAFT: UNDER THE FLEURS DE LIS . . . . . . 54 V. SAILING CRAFT: UNDER THE UNION JACK . . . . . . . . 68 VI. SAILING CRAFT: THE BUILDING OF THE SHIP . . . . . . 82 VII. SAILING CRAFT: 'FIT TO GO FOREIGN' ... Continue reading book >>


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