Shipwrecks and Seafaring Tales of Prince Edward Island

Overview

In the 450 years since Jacques Cartier’s arrival, Prince Edward Island’s history has been tied to the sea and to ships. From the first explorers through immigrants, traders, sailors, and fishermen, thousands of seafaring people and their ships have come and gone – many lost to the relentless sea. Julie Watson has dug through the archives and unearthed harrowing accounts, from the expulsion of the Acadians to the amazing 1836 adventure of Tommy Tuplin, age six, who was washed overboard in a storm then washed back into the ship’s rigging.

This book includes fascinating stories of buried treasure, legends of ghost ships, and tales of storms that have become part of the island’s history and folklore. Add to these stories of seal hunts, waterspouts, U-boats, and ice boats, and you start to share in what it means to be an islander – and what the unforgiving sea can yield.

Reviews

Buried treasure, ghost ships, shipwreck legends – this book is a treasure trove of Prince Edward Island seafaring history.

The Sunday Daily News

About the Author

Julie V. Watson

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Julie V. Watson

Julie V. Watson has been living with her husband's diabetes for almost 20 years. The couple work together to maintain his health, and enjoy a full and productive life. She has taken an active role, both in obtaining medical care and in the day-to-day management of both family health and lifestyle. She is the author of hundreds of articles for publications across North America and 17 books, including the bestselling How Women Make Money.