JOHN CROWELL, E.A. HAMILTON
Title: 1901 - 1935 ORIGINAL GROUP OF EIGHT  ORIGINAL LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER AND ENGINEER LOG BOOKS COMPILED AND HANDWRITTEN AT SEAL ISLAND NOVA SCOTIA ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS MARITIME LOCALES ON EARTH CLAIMING 217 SHIPS SINCE COLONIAL TIMES
Book Condition: Good
Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher: SEAL ISLAND NOVA SCOTIA  1901
Seller ID: 0002201
On offer is a super group of eight  original Seal Island Nova Scotia log books with handwritten notes and data of the lighthouse and fog alarm operation by John Crowell and E.A. Hamilton, Lighthouse keepers, Engineers and the Fog Alarm Station attendants through the 1920s. These folio sized logs are unusual manuscript relics of a notorious and capricious geographic hot spot for shipwrecks in the Maritimes of Canada. Seal Island has been the place of destruction for 215+ ships that came ashore on it's ledges around the island since 1787. Some covers a bit rough around the edges, but overall in good condition. The books each have a purpose: Fog Alarm Station [2 books], Return of Stores, Diary of Lightkeeper, Diary of Engineer  and Lighthouse Service  with dates ranging from 1901 to 1935 making for a treasure trove of historical data and personal observations of this fascinating Island. The books have some chipping and rubbing to the extremities some general ageing but overall G.
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