Navy blue cloth cover with embossed golden lettering on the spine, and mustard dust jacket illustrated by original painting by Commander DGM Gardner. xvi, 176 p. : 16 plates, illus., maps, ports. ; 22 cm. Includes index.
From dust jacket:
Captain A.G. Course started his seafaring career in a windjammer at the age of fifteen. He served in deep-water saying vessels until his barque was sunk by enemy action in 1916. He ten continued his career in steam and eventually retired from the sea to become a dock master with the Port of London Authority. Since 1956 he has devoted himself to writing as a full-time occupation and is well-known as an authority on the lore of the sea. In particular he is a recognised expert on squared-rigged vessels. He is chairman of the International Association of Master Mariners, the 'Cape Horners'.
This book gives information about the Avis-Frampton families. Captain Martin Frampton came regularly to Melbourne with Galgorm Castle, and the Wray Castle. A plaque was erected on the baptistry fount in memory two young apprentices killed during the sinking of the Galgorm Castle in 1917 by a a U-boat. Captain Frampton and his second wife met his daughter and her to children photographed on the Inverneill in 1918, a few month before the young mother, Catherine Aviss, died in St John, New Brunswick, succumbing to Spanish influenza. The photograph was published in the Jottings and a plaque was erected in 1919 in memory of Catherine in the chapel.
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Stamp in black ink: CANCELLED and 71/Essendon Broadmeadows Region Library Service