Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816 - Dundurn

Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816

The Journal of Lieutenant David Wingfield, Royal Navy

Published June 2009

Description

David Wingfield joined the Royal Navy in 1806, at the age of fourteen. His service took him to the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. Captured, he was a POW in the United States for nine months. Following his release, Wingfield had some intriguing adventures on the Upper Great Lakes before returning to England. Once home, he used his handwritten notes, kept during his time in North America, as the basis for an account of his experiences there

This unique account of the history of Canada during the events of the War of 1812 and the stories of the people and places he was exposed to during this time is being made available in book form for the first time. This is the only account of the War of 1812 as seen through the eyes of a young seaman. Included is a Wingfield genealogical description that spans the modern world.

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Contributors

Don Bamford

Now retired, and after 55 years of sailing, Don Bamford lives in London, Ontario.

Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll, a "wharf rat" in his youth, brought forward the first Waterfront Development Plan for the long-term evolution of the Goderich shoreline and was involved with the sidescan sonar search for the Wexford. Paul's most recent book is Four Years on The Great Lakes. He lived near Goderich, Ontario.

Book Details

Paperback
June 2009
6x9 in
280 pp
9781554883936
ePub
June 2009
-
280 pp
9781770706064