By John Fry
The rigors and tribulations of a Canadian company titan in the course of a desirable interval in 19th-century Quebec.
A brain at Sea is an intimate window right into a vanished time while Canada was once one of the world’s nice maritime international locations. among 1856 and 1877, Henry Fry used to be the Lloyd’s agent for the St. Lawrence River, east of Montreal. The harbour coves less than his domestic in Quebec have been full of titanic rafts of reduce wooden, the river’s coastline sprawled with yards the place mammoth square-rigged ships – many owned by way of Fry – have been built.
As the president of Canada’s Dominion Board of exchange, Fry used to be on the epicentre of wealth and impression. His domestic urban of Quebec served because the capital of the province of Canada, whereas its port used to be usually the scene of uncooked criminal activity. He fought vigorously opposed to the abduction of sailors and the damaging perform of deck loading. He additionally battled opposed to and overcame his own demon – psychological melancholy – happening to write down many send histories and essays on U.S.-Canada relations.
Fry was once a colorful determine and a reformer who interacted with the recognized figures of the day, together with Lord and woman Dufferin, Sir John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier, and Sir Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau, Quebec’s lieutenant-governor.
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In the galley was the large range on and in which all of the cooking was done. There were three cooks working in the galley; one was the captain's cook, who cooked for the captain, his steward and boy; one was the wardroom cook, who cooked for the ten officers, the wardroom steward, and four boys; the third was the ship's cook, who cooked for the about sixty men of the crew, which consisted of the petty officers, seamen, ordinary seamen, and landsmen, firemen and coalheavers. The turret was twenty-one feet in diameter and nine feet high.
I nodded. "There's an officer detailed here for duty in lookin' after the buildin' of the Nahant, and he's goin' out in her as 'Executive Officer'. His name's Harmony. Now, you go over to Loring's ship yard in South Boston and ask to see Mr. Harmony. When he asks yer what yer want you tell him yer want to be shipped for the Nahant, to be a wardroom boy in her. He'll probably say that they don't need any more boys in the navy, but you just hang to him; you tell him you've tried and tried to get into the service, and tell him that you just want to go out in his ship.
Exterior of Fort Sumter at the end of the war. S. " Alas, though the Navy was short of able seamen to man the vessels of the rapidly growing blockade force, it was overstocked with inexperienced "boys," and the "grizzled old Commodore" in charge told him that there was no place for him. Not one to be deterred so easily, Hunter returned again and again, badgering the officials until he finally managed to convince Lieutenant David B. Harmony, executive officer of the new monitor Nahant, that he should be allowed to enlist.
A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships by John Fry