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Up the Pond: The St. John's Regatta 1816-1949

Jack Fitzgerald

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ISBN 1-895387-15-9
Creative Book Publishing
Published in 1994

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Book Description
In Up the Pond, Jack Fitzgerald has delved deep into history of what is widely believed to be the oldest continuous sporting event in North America: the St. John's Regatta. The period covered is 1816-1949, Confederation year. Fitzgerald tells how it developed, the controversy surrounding the event and some of the humorous happenings that are a part of Regatta lore. Out of Print. Hard to Find.

About the Author
Jack Fitzgerald was born and educated in St. John's, Newfoundland. During his career he has been a journalist, a feature writer and political columnist with the St. John's Daily News; a reporter and public affairs writer with CJON and VOCM News Services; editor of the Newfoundland Herald and the Newfoundland Chronicle. During the last years of the Smallwood administration he was assistant director of Public Relations with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has also worked as Assistance Officer with the Department of Social Services. Jack Fitzgerald also hosted a regular radio program featuring off-beat Newfoundland stories on radio stationVOFM.

As well as writing about unusual happenings relating to Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders, Fitzgerald has also authored a series of Newfoundland crime and punishment stories as well as Newfoundland historical publications.

With the release of his latest book, The Hangman is Never Late, he has now had a total of fifteen books published, making him one of Newfoundland's most prolific writers.


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