During the latter part of the nineteenth and the early part of the twentieth century, a number of local Newfoundland writers did much to preserve many of the old stories and traditions that had been handed down by word of mouth from past generations of Newfoundlanders. They published their stories and articles in the Newfoundland Quarterly, the various Christmas annuals, and in the newspapers of the day. Some of their tales are republished in this collection of Newfoundland and Labrador stories of the sea.
About the Authors
Frank Galgay and Michael McCarthy are veteran writers and historians of all that is Newfoundland. Each has authored three of his own books, as well as co-authored Shipwrecks of Newfoundland and Labrador, A Christmas Box, a history of communications called Voice of Generations, and Olde St. John's, a history of the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador.