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"The Tancook Schooners, An Island and its Boats" by Wayne M. O'Leary


Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, Canada

ISBN 0-7735-1172-5


Excellent book about Tancook Island and the boats built there in the first 30 years of the 20th century.

At the end of the 19th century the Tancook builders developed a distinct fishing schooner tailored to their environment.  This was an evolution of the Tancook Whalers.  About a third of the book is about the boats, the rest is about the people and economy of Tancook Island.


The book contains many photos and line drawings of the boats with some explanation of building methods and materials.



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