Ships and boats: general interest

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Around the World in a Dugout Canoe

In 1901, Captain Voss set out seeking to claim the world record for the smallest vessel to circumnavigate the globe. In this groundbreaking work the authors sift fact from fiction, critically examining ...

Witch in the Wind

While the story of the Bluenose -- her legendary speed and the famous races she won over the years -- has often been told, Witch in the Wind explores the history of the Bluenose from a fresh new perspective. ...

Losing the Empress

The Empress of Ireland’s last voyage ended on May 29, 1914, when she was rammed by a Norwegian coal-carrier in a fog patch on the St. Lawrence River near Rimouski. For David Creighton, her voyage still ...