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Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador, Vol. 1

Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador, Vol. 1

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The fishery, the seal cull, the settlement, the culture—the history of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has been shaped and witnessed from the deck of sea-going vessels, and those vessels were sparred with local timbers, planked and rigged by the hands of our master shipbuilders. From east to west, north to south, Calvin Evans covers every coast and bay in a sweeping chronicle of craftsmanship and productivity. While deftly countering the outdated argument that our builders were inferior craftsmen, this history is augmented by exhaustive lists of every builder on record from every corner of the province. Impeccably researched and contextualized, Calvin Evans’s Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador offers an indispensable addition to the story of our past.

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Calvin D. Evans is a retired University Librarian. Born in Newfoundland, Evans has lived and worked in six Canadian provinces, and is the author of two previous books. For 100 years his family built ships for the Labrador and Grand Banks fishery, and he has a continuing avid interest in maritime history.

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