The fishery, the seal cull, the settlement, the cultureóthe 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 While deftly countering the outdated argument that our builders were inferior craftsmen, this history is augmented by exhaustive lists of every builder on record from every corner of the province.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 Evansís Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador offers an indispensable addition to the story of our past.
About the Author
Calvin D. Evans is a retired University Librarian who was born in Newfoundland and has lived and worked in six Canadian provinces. He has previously published two books and several articles. For 100 years his family built ships for the Labrador and Grand Banks fishery, and he has a continuing avid interest in maritime history. He now lives in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.