By Eric W. Sager
Canada is a smart maritime country. even supposing ships and the ocean were a part of its background for hundreds of years, little or no is understood concerning the women and men who've labored in its coastal and lake fleets. Ships and Memories is an engaging account of lifestyles at sea throughout the age of steam. In it, seafarers inform their very own tales and keep in mind the nice occasions in addition to the undesirable, in peace and struggle and through the depression.
Erig Sager attracts on interviews with grasp mariners, engineers, capable seamen, chefs, stewards, etc who labored aboard steamships from 1920 to 1950. between these interviewed is Molly Kool of Alma, New Brunswick, the 1st girl in Canada to earn a master’s certificates; Charley Carr of Victoria, pastry chef and prepare dinner in ocean liners; Captain George King of West Vancouver who recalls the day in 1925 while the Canadian Navigator blew up in Barbados; and Niels Jannasch, founding father of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. In language charged with ardour, nostalgia, and, now and then, bitterness, they remember the risks of seafaring, the loneliness aboard send, and the trouble of aiding households ashore; yet in addition they keep in mind, with earthy humour, the rowdy adventures in port. Of old curiosity are their conversations at the position of Canadian service provider ships in the course of the moment international conflict, the decline of the service provider marine, and the fight to enhance operating comditions on Canadian ships.
Sager shall we the seafarers communicate for themselves. His insightful statement hyperlinks the memories thematically and locations them in the context of the days. A word list acquaints readers with nautical phrases, and pictures illustrating the seafarer’s lifestyles upload a brilliant visible size to the recollections.
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