Rocks Ahead!: Wrecks, Rescues and a Coffin Ship by Frank GalgayRocks Ahead!: Wrecks, Rescues and a Coffin Ship by Frank Galgay

Rocks Ahead!: Wrecks, Rescues and a Coffin Ship

byFrank Galgay

Paperback | October 18, 2010

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Frank Galgay, one of Atlantic Canada's favourite storytellers and a spinner of classic yarns, returns with a treasury of sea stories from the wind-ravaged coasts of <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">Newfoundland and <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Labrador. The glory days of sailormen come alive in the pages of Rocks Ahead! as Galgay revisits the old northern channels where seafarers defied death at every turn. These past few centuries, many have perished in the bitter Atlantic waters, while others have found hope among the ruins. The 30 stories within these pages span the years between 1704 and 1944. They recapture some of the most awesome and terrifying voyages any captain has ever seen, including the heroic rescue of the crew of the Merry Widow, the oil spill off Mistaken Point from the SS Rotterdam, the SS Grampian's fatal collision with an iceberg, and many more exciting tales of doom and deliverance.<_o3a_p>

Frank Galgay is a prominent Newfoundland educator and author. He served as a teacher, principal, and Superintendent of Education until his retirement in 1997. Mr. Galgay is the author and co-author of sixteen books pertaining to Newfoundland history, education, and folklore. He is married to the former Rosemary McDonald and they have f...
Title:Rocks Ahead!: Wrecks, Rescues and a Coffin ShipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:229 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 18, 2010Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897317875

ISBN - 13:9781897317877

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