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

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ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION
5Canadian Inventor in Victoria in July 1925 . Courtesy Vancouver Maritime Museum, no. 5437
6Canadian Winner leaving Vancouver in 1927. Courtesy Vancouver Maritime Museum, no. 5434
YARNS
25Crew of the Guy C. Goss in Auckland, 1926. Courtesy Bent G. Sivertz
26The ocean liner, Empress of Canada . Courtesy Vancouver Maritime Museum, no. 5836
GOING TO SEA
33Captain Molly Kool of Alma, New Brunswick, 1939. Courtesy National Library of Canada, no. NL18168
34Niels Jannasch using palm and needle . Courtesy Niels Jannasch
WORK
45Stoker or fireman in a coal-burner . Courtesy Denis Stonham
46R. Whitelaw, second engineer, and George Marr, third engineer, in the Union Steamship's SS Capilano, circa 1940. Courtesy City of Vancouver Archives, no. 374-259
50Engine-room crew working on the steam cargo winch. Courtesy Vancouver Maritime Museum, no. 11348
50Apprentices cool off before going below. Courtesy VR. Covington
54Crew painting the sides of the SS Granville in Vancouver harbour. Courtesy Vancouver Maritime Museum, no. 9815
54Painting the funnel . Courtesy G. H. Anderson
55Deck boys or apprentices swabbing the decks. Courtesy V. R. Covington
56Galley boy peeling spuds on deck . Courtesy Vancouver Maritime Museum, no. 11406
57New paint being applied to the deck . Courtesy V. R. Covington
57The crew's pet 'Sancho' demonstrates his skills. Courtesy G. H. Anderson
58White-leading the stays . Courtesy G. H. Anderson
58Loading short-length logs in Vancouver, 1939. Courtesy Vancouver Maritime Museum, no. 3054
62Pastry chefs of the Empress of Japan .

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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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