The first item in this section is a fascinating contemporary account of life in Hantsport and a career at sea written by Capt. John William Holmes 1828-1918.

An Account of My Life by Capt John William Holmes 1828-1918

The next item is based on a biography of Capt. Joseph Farish Burton 1838-1910 written by his wife Emma (Davison) who accompanied him on many voyages. It highlights the dangers and long periods of isolation as well as giving a firsthand observation of life ashore and at sea.

Biography of Capt. Joseph Farish Burton 1838-1910

Three letters from Capt. Henry Watson Lawrence dated 1880, 1881 and 1884 to his wife Clara (Churchill) at home in Hantsport again highlight the perils of live at sea and the sometimes humorous musings of a young captain separated from his wife and family.

Letters Home from Capt. Henry Watson Lawrence 1850-1885

Other stories:

J. B. North 1825-1907

Wreck of the G. B. Lockhart 1906

Mutiny on the Bounty

A Salute to the Tug Boat Otis Wack

Capt. Alexander Ramsay 1909-1982

1975 interview with Miss Bicco Davison where she speaks about the wreck of La Glora, captained by her father Charles Davison with her mother on board and their rescue.