Ships & Ship Building

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Fastest in the World

The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils

Like the builders of the Avro Arrow, the pioneers of hydrofoils are celebrated in this book for their world-class accomplishments. When Alexander Graham Bell was experimenting with flying … 98 View

Samuel Cunard

Nova Scotia's Master of the North Atlantic

An illustrated biography of a Canadian who sparked a world transportation revolution In North America, the name Cunard is synonymous with shipping. This book traces the entrepreneurial rise of … 112 View
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Introduction

Air, Water, and Nova Scotia

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Outlines the success of Canadian Hydrofoil vessels and the importance Nova Scotia to the development 5 $0.50 Add
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Preface & Introduction

A Paradigm Shift

From: Samuel Cunard

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Explains the importance of Samuel Cunard in giving a major push to the use of steamships and the paradigm shift of the first use of regularized transportation and communication by steamship … 5 $0.50 Add
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Bell & Baldwin

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1870-1909. Examines the partnership of Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin and what led to the creadtion of the HD-4 10 $1.00 Add
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Religion & Revolution

From: Samuel Cunard

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Examines Samuel Cunard’s family roots in religion and revolution, overview of his early life in Halifax 10 $1.00 Add
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“A Boat Which is Not a Boat”

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1908-1918. Outlines the development of Baldwin and Bell’s HD series from 1 to 4 and their quest for hydrofoil self-propulsion 13 $1.30 Add
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Cunard & Company

From: Samuel Cunard

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1804-1812. Looks at Samuel Cunard as an entrepreneur. Also examines the war of 1812 and the city of Halifax during this time 10 $1.00 Add
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Fisher’s Reforms

From: Churchill and Fisher

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Historian Barry Bough analyzes Jack Fisher’s reforms in the admiralty from 1904-1911 especially related to technilogical advancements, efficiency for vessels, administrative changes, and … 58 $5.80 Add
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End of an Era

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1918-1948. The quest for a naval contract, the establishment of Bell-Baldwin Hydrodomes Ltd., other self-propelled hydrofoils are made. Their legacy is breifly explored 11 $1.10 Add
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Whales & Wildfires

From: Samuel Cunard

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Early 1800s. Looks at Samuel Cunard as he expands his enterprises into whaleing and timber and events that transpired to challenge these ventures. Also looks at artic expeditions 10 $1.00 Add
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Clippers & Canals

From: Samuel Cunard

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Looks at Samuel Cunard’s venture into the tea trade, the establishment of the Halifax Whaling Company, his competitor Enos Collins, his friend Joseph Howe, and the creation of canal systems … 12 $1.20 Add
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The Canadian Hydrofoil Project

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1948-1957. The naval use and development of hydrofoil design are explored 9 $0.90 Add
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Remembering Bell & Baldwin

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1957. Looks at the consturction and launch of the Bras d’Or (Also known as R-103) 11 $1.10 Add
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Statesmen & Steam

From: Samuel Cunard

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1820-1840. Examines Samuel Cunard’s far reaching business holdings and how they made him an elite person in Halifax. His political experiences are highlights as well as the building for the … 14 $1.40 Add
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Preparing for War

From: Churchill and Fisher

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Historian Barry Gough examines the preperations for war made by Winston Churchill and Jack Fisher (1911-1914) including the naval officers involved, the role of oil, the Mediterranean naval … 41 $4.10 Add