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Chronicles of Canada Volume 31 - All Afloat: A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways

William Wood

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Genres:

History

Description:

No exhaustive Canadian 'water history' can possibly be attempted here. That would require a series of its own. But at least a first attempt will be made to give some general idea of what such a history would contain in fuller detail: of the kayaks and canoes the Eskimos and Indians used before the white man came, and use today; of the small craft moved by oar and sail that slowly displaced those moved only by the paddle; of the sailing vessels proper, and how they plied along Canadian waterways, and on all the Seven Seas; of the steamers, which shed so much forgotten lustre on Canadian enterprise; of the teeming fisheries which the far-seeing Lord Bacon rightly thought 'richer treasures than the mines of Mexico and of Peru'; of the Dominion's trade and government relations with nations that 'have their business in great waters'; and, finally, of that guardian Navy, without whose freely given care the 'water history' of Canada could never have been made at all. (Summary modified from the text)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:32