Blast: Cape Breton Coal Mine Disasters by Rennie MacKenzieBlast: Cape Breton Coal Mine Disasters by Rennie MacKenzie

Blast: Cape Breton Coal Mine Disasters

byRennie MacKenzie

Paperback | January 1, 2007

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A monument to courage and achievement, BLAST! tells the stories of all eighteen major disasters in Cape Breton's coal mining history. Best-selling author of In the Pit,and That Bloody Cape Breton Coal, Rennie MacKenzie now brings his coal miner's eyes and heart to these painful, often staggering, stories of mishaps that resulted in three or more deaths- from the first boiler explosion in 1877 to the last methane disaster in 1979- each story told with real insider's information about the horror and the causes of explosions and runaways, bumps and falls. BLAST! concludes with a powerful tribute to Cape Breton mine rescue teams- the draegermen.
Rennie MacKenzie worked for fifteen years in No. 12 and 18 Collieries-at the coal face and, with the coming of mechanization, driving diesel, hauling coal in the pit. Then he left the mines, became a college graduate, and served as a United Church minister. He retired to New Waterford where he lives with his wife, Norma.
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Title:Blast: Cape Breton Coal Mine DisastersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Breton BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1895415799

ISBN - 13:9781895415797

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