Shipwrecks of the Saugeen (1828- 1938), a History of Maritime Disasters of Bruce County [Ontario]
Seller ID: 2253
Privately published, 1970. First edition (pp. 85). Large quarto (28 cm) in blue paper covers with zerlock binding; illustrated with maps and photographs. The Saugeen, as the subtitle suggests, refers to those shores of Lake Huron which extend from Clark Point, just south of Kincardine, all the way north along the western shores of the Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory, thence south along the eastern shores to Owen Sound and Meaford, but it also encompasses the southern tip of Manitoulin Island at South Baymouth and Fitzwilliam Island. Patrick Folkes, of Willowdale, Ontario, spent more than thirty years exploring the maritime history of the Great Lakes— shipwrecks, maritime disasters, lighthouse technology, techniques of wooden ship construction, the evolution of commercial fishing on the lakes (Brehm, A Fully Accredited Ocean). Spine edges lightly sunned, previous owner’s note to cover; otherwise a Fine copy of a scarce history of southern Lake Huron (in fourteen libraries worldwide).
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