Two men and a woman in a thorny love triangle are forced to band together to save the crew of a ship sinking in the ice fields of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Gertrude MacMichael, a high-spirited young woman, sea captain Frederick Ashburn and his mysterious best friend, Dave Wilson embark on a mission aboard an icebreaker to save Gertrude's father, whose ship is caught in pack ice. Adventure escalates when, during the attempt to return to port, the icebreaker Shannon itself becomes victim to the ice.
In The Sacrifice of the Shannon Hickman gathers an unusual combination of themes--technology and business development, natural history and the environment, the role of women in business and finance--into a fast-paced, gripping narrative.
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About the authors
W. ALBERT HICKMAN was born in Dorchester, New Brunswick in 1877 and raised in Pictou County. He was an inventor, a sportsman and manufacturer of speedboats and a writer of novelettes and magazine articles. He began writing his only full-length novel, The Sacrifice of the Shannon,in 1902 while aboard the icebreaker Minto.
IAN JOHNSTON is the author of Changes in the Island Landscape, a study of his native Prince Edward Island.
Gwendolyn Davies is an emerita professor of English and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Brunswick. She has published or edited six books and over sixty articles and book chapters on pre-1940 Atlantic literature and on the history of the book in Canada. Books include Studies in Maritime Literary History and a scholarly edition of Thomas McCulloch’s The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters.
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Best-selling novelists of Canadas Maritime provinces 1860-1950
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