Sailing for Glory: The Story of Captain Angus Walters and the Bluenose (Stories of Canada)

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This book tells the story of the unique bond between Captain Walters and his schooner the Bluenose. The ship is a Canadian icon and an icon of nautical competition, unbeaten between 1921 and 1939 in the races for the International Fishermans Cup. Its success galvanized a young nations national pride, and the ship remains an important symbol in Nova Scotia today. Walters skill and devotion to his ship helped the Bluenose hold off all challengers, even at the end of its illustrious career. Sailing for Glory also brings to life the danger and adventure of the life of a North Atlantic fisherman in the days of sail.

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Suitable for ages 9 years & over, this biography tells the story of the unique bond between Captain Angus Walters and his schooner, the Bluenose. The Bluenose is a Canadian icon, an icon of nautical competition and one of the world's most famous ships. The Bluenose was unbeaten between 1921 and 1939 in the races for the International Fisherman's Cup. Its success galvanised the young nation's national pride, and the ship remains an important symbol in Nova Scotia today. Its image has been emblazoned on the Canadian dime for decades. Walters' skill and devotion to his ship helped the Bluenose hold off all challengers, even at the end of its illustrious career. "Sailing for Glory" also vividly brings to life the toil, danger, and adventure of the life of an Atlantic coast fisherman in the long-gone days of sailing.

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Teri-Lynn Janveau attended the University of Toronto. She works as a library technician at Centennial College in Toronto. Allister Thompson attended the University of Toronto and currently works as a book editor.

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