The Alphabet Fleet: The Pride of the Newfoundland Coastal Service by Maura HanrahanThe Alphabet Fleet: The Pride of the Newfoundland Coastal Service by Maura Hanrahan

The Alphabet Fleet: The Pride of the Newfoundland Coastal Service

byMaura Hanrahan

Paperback | September 13, 2007

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In 1898 a political firestorm surrounded the creation of <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Newfoundland's Alphabet Fleet. But before long these coastal boats became a beloved part of the fabric of life in <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">Newfoundland and <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Labrador. These ships carried bright-eyed young teachers to their first outport assignments. They brought wedding dresses to excited brides and Christmas parcels and letters to eager hands. They carried people home from city hospitals and the dead to be buried in family plots. Through crew and passenger recollections, this book brings the Alphabet Fleet to life. It also vividly describes the heroics and disasters associated with these legendary vessels.<_o3a_p>

Maura Hanrahan is the award-winning author of nine books, including The Alphabet Fleet: The Pride of the Newfoundland Coastal Service, Domino: The Eskimo Coast Disaster, Tsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster-a Canadian Bestseller-and the East Coast favourite, The Doryman. She works as an independent anthropologist on Aboriginal...
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Title:The Alphabet Fleet: The Pride of the Newfoundland Coastal ServiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:September 13, 2007Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897317190

ISBN - 13:9781897317198

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