My book on the sailing ship the ‘City of Ottawa’

‘The City of Ottawa: the story of a sailing ship’

NEW EDITION!!

Judith Samuel

The book is now in its third edition, updated, improved and with extra information following further research.  It is still available, price £10, from Waterstones, Llandudno, from Ian Allen bookshops in Manchester, Cardiff and London, from Liffy’s Café (the best café in Rhyl!) or direct from http://www.penlanpublishing.com

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The New Edition!!

Now also published in Quebec by Éditions GID: ‘Le City of Ottawa: l’histoire d’un grand voilier’

Le City of Ottawa: l'histoire d'un grand voilier

Le City of Ottawa: l’histoire d’un grand voilier

Also available from www.penlanpublishing.com

Or in Canada from www.leseditionsgid.com

The book tells the story of this fascinating vessel, a wooden sailing ship, and the men who sailed in her.   She was built in Quebec, Canada, in 1860, and towed to Rhyl harbour at the end of her long working life, where her remains are still visible today.

The remains in Rhyl Harbour

The remains in Rhyl Harbour

The City of Ottawa sailed all around the world.   The men who sailed on her were often illiterate sailors, who nevertheless experienced near shipwreck, deaths at sea, mutiny, desertions, storms and serious diseases, all sorts of exciting stuff, much of which is catalogued in a series of logbooks that still exist.   The project was partly financed by Arts Council Wales.

 

The 'City of Ottawa' sets out!

This is a recent painting, direct on an old navigation chart.  This one is sold, but contact me on pastelbirdpainter@yahoo.fr if you would like to find out what I have in stock!

This book was published by Penlan Publishing.  Go to the website at www.penlanpublishing.com to find out more!

2 Responses to My book on the sailing ship the ‘City of Ottawa’

  1. A superb book! Absolutely fascinating.

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