Excerpt from Captain George McKenzie: An AppreciationNova Scotia owes much to the ship building industry. The capital that is now employed in carrying on themanufacturing industries of the Province was largely the profit earned by wooden sailing... MoreExcerpt from Captain George McKenzie: An AppreciationNova Scotia owes much to the ship building industry.
The capital that is now employed in carrying on themanufacturing industries of the Province was largely the profit earned by wooden sailing vessels during the latter half of the last century. Besides, the ship building industry had important results apart altogether from money considerations. It tended to make our people self - reliant. It fostered a spirit of enterprise and adventure. The character of the people of the Province was moulded to no small extent, and I think I can say broadened, by reason of the fact that this industry enabled them to rub shoulders With other men and other races, the world over.
In hundreds of Nova Scotia homes in every County, the talk around the fireside of a winter evening was of such places as San Fran cisco, Melbourne, Cape Town, Yokohama, Shangbi, Nagasaki or Hong Kong. The child ren grew up hearing of tales of the sea or of foreign lands, for in the case of nearly every family, some brother, or uncle or cousin was a captain or mate or sailor on one of the many deep sea vessels then owned throughout the Province.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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