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Through water, ice & fire : schooner Nancy of the War of 1812 /
Barry Gough.
imprint
Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Dundurn, c2006.
description
213 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1550025694 :
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imprint
Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Dundurn, c2006.
isbn
1550025694 :
standard identifier
9781550025699
catalogue key
5891823
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-209) and index.
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Through Water, Ice and Fireis a compelling story, a tale not just of an obscure ship rescued by the late Stan Rogers in a song, but of the War of 1812. If the war had been lost to the United States, we would all be Americans today. The Nancy represented one of the differences between victory and defeat. Forgotten for decades, the ship's bones became an innocent-looking island in the Nottawasaga. Until 1927, when she was unearthed by a vacationing Toronto dentist named F. J. Conboy. Today, the Nancy's hull rests in a glassed-in exhibit at Nancy Island Historic Site. Even if you have ever visited her, you can now read of the exploits of this historic schooner and her daring crew. Andrew Armitage, The Sun-Times, June 8th, 2006
"It's a fascinating story, and well-written."
"The strengths of this book lie in its thorough documentation and a familiarity, not only with the sources, but with the waters in which Nancy sailed." "Barry Gough has made another useful addition to the literature of the War of 1812."
"The strengths of this book lie in its thorough documentation and a familiarity, not only with the sources, but with the waters in which Nancy sailed.""Barry Gough has made another useful addition to the literature of the War of 1812."
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The schooner Nancy, legendary vessel of Great Lakes and Canadian history, lived a thousand lives in a noted career that began in Detroit and ended in a fiery explosion in Nottawasaga River in the last year of the War of 1812. This dramatic, soundly researched narrative depicts the reality of the men who sailed her while fighting a gritty war. Carrying the war to the enemy in hazardous ways, they fought against a powerful American foe, using stealth and daring to maintain the besieged Canadian position in the last armed struggle for the heartland of North America. The loss of the Nancyinspired generations to regard her as a symbol of devotion to king and country.
Table of Contents
Introduction
The Old Northwest
A Shipbuilder's War
Aboard the Nancy
A Fiery End for the Nancy
Worsley's War
Finding the Bones of the Nancy: C H J Snider Postscript
Index
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