Canadian Confederate Cruiser

John G. Langley

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ISBN: 9781771086608

Canadian Confederate Cruiser

The Story of the Steamer Queen Victoria

  Author:   John G. Langley    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Canadian Confederate Cruiser tells the story of an elegant but unpretentious steamer that bore witness to the birth of a nation. In 1864, the Queen Victoria took the Fathers of Confederation from Quebec to Charlottetown and back. Long before she could be given the recognition she deserved, the Queen Victoria was lost in a hurricane off Cape Hatteras, the crew and passengers rescued by the American brig Ponvert. That incident and the events that followed it put the lost vessel into the international limelight and tweaked diplomatic relations between Canada and the United States.

John Langley, the author behind Steam Lion, the award-winning biography of Samuel Cunard, documents the life of this steamer and the unlikely cross-border tug-of-war that developed over her bell. In telling the Queen Victoria‘s story, Langley provides a better understanding of the social and political forces that led to Confederation, explaining the pivotal choices that were made.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771086608
Item NB1363
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on October 22 2018
Language eng
Pages 192
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight297(g)
John G. Langley is the author of Steam Lion, a biography of Samuel Cunard, the shipping magnate born in Halifax. After a successful career in law, Langley retired from active practice, and, with a lengthy background as an avid collector and student of Cunard history, established the Cunard Steamship Society. He has been a consultant to producers of films and documentaries on the life of Samuel Cunard and vessels of the Cunard Line. He lectures extensively aboard Cunard liners and other cruise ships. He lives in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.