‘The City of Ottawa: the story of a sailing ship’
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
Now also published in Quebec by Éditions GID: ‘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 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.
This is a recent painting, direct on an old navigation chart. This one is sold, but contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org 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!