Ships and Memories: Merchant Seafarers in Canada's Age of Steam

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This book is the result of a collaboration with those listed in the section 'Sources and Collaborators.' I am particularly indebted to Jim Green, Niels Jannasch, Kenneth S. Mackenzie, and Bent G. Sivertz. Andy Dubitz of Vancouver and M. J. Partington of Victoria, BC, helped with the research. Members of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada and of the Canadian Nautical Research Society helped introduce me to many of those who provided information. For permission to use photographs, and for assistance in finding them, I am indebted to G. H. Anderson, V. R. Covington, the BC Archives and Records Service, the BC Maritime Museum, the City of Victoria Archives, Bea Haines, Frank Howard, Niels Jannasch, Len McCann, the National Archives of Canada, the National Maritime Museum ( Greenwich), Bent G. Sivertz, Denis Stonham, Robert D. Turner, the Vancouver City Archives, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the Vancouver Public Library.

Needless to say, I am fully responsible for any errors or omissions and for the selection and organization of quotations. I am fully responsible for my own interpretation and commentary; those named as 'collaborators' may hold different views on many aspects of this subject and should not be held responsible for my errors of fact or interpretation.

Any royalties will be donated to the Maritime Awards Society of Canada (Box 5328, Station B, Victoria, BC, V8R 6S4) which provides scholarship and awards to students in Canadian maritime studies.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 3
  • 1 - Yarns 15
  • 2 - Going to Sea 29
  • 3 - Work 41
  • 4 - Officers and Masters 71
  • 5 - Class 85
  • 6 - Family 97
  • 7 - Masculinity 106
  • 8 - Hazards 118
  • 9 - War 126
  • 10 - Union 139
  • 11 - Canada 150
  • Notes 157
  • GLOSSARY 167
  • SOURCES AND COLLABORATORS 171
  • Suggestions for Further Reading 173
  • Index 177
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