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The Little Boats: Atlantic Fishing Craft Model Boats Ray MacKean

Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9J9(View Map)


"The Little Boats; Inshore Fishing Craft of Atlantic Canada" by Ray MacKean and Robert Percival. Descriptions of inshore fishing craft richly illustrated with paintings by Percival and models by MacKean. The contents of The Little Boats are a rather unusual and perhaps unlikely marriage of the work of a maker of scale model boats, Ray MacKean, and the work of an artist who has produced realistic paintings of boats, Robert Percival. (Under the aegis of the New Brunswick Museum, MacKean's models and Percival's paintings are being exhibited throughout Canada.) In essence, the book is a compilation of black and white as well as colour photographs of MacKean's models and Percival's paintings, plus brief historical sketches of each boat type. Other features include MacKean's short description of how scale models are made, Percival's comments on the painting of small boats, and anecdotes by both about the fishermen of Atlantic Canada. The book depicts the following boat types, many of which have never before appeared in print; Shelburne (Nova Scotia) dory, Gaspé pink, Labrador boat, Nova Scotia pinky, Grand Manan (New Brunswick) scale scow, Cape Island (Nova Scotia) boat, log dug-out canoe (Bay of Chaleur), board salmon canoe (New Brunswick), Prince Edward Island shore boat, sailing sardine carrier (Bay of Fundy), motorized sardine carrier (Bay of Fundy), St. Margaret's Bay (Nova Scotia) trap skiff, Prince Edward Island shallop, Lunenburg (Nova Scotia) trap skiff, Northumberland Strait lobster boat, Bush Island (Nova Scotia) boat, Tancock (Nova Scotia) whaler, Newfoundland skiff, and Saint John (New Brunswick) harbour salmon skiff. Paperback: 111 pages Publisher: Brunswick press (1979) first edition Dimensions: 28x21.5x1.5 cm As new condition, binding is tight, no loose or missing pages. Out of print.

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