High Spots: The Seagoing Memoirs of Captain James Wilbur Johnston

 

High Spots:  The Seagoing Memoirs of Captain James Wilbur Johnston, written by James Wilbur Johnston himself (1854-1945), represents memories of his early years in Great Village, Nova Scotia, and his adventurous life at sea, which began with his work in the McLellan & Blaikie shipyard in Great Village as a young carpenter, and concluded with leaving his seafaring life in 1886 to return to Great Village to marry his sweetheart, Annie Laura DeLay.

The book, published by Pottersfield Press, has a foreword by author and broadcaster Bruce Graham and an afterword by Archives volunteer Dick Akerman, who has spearheaded this project, and carried on the research into Wilbur’s later life. Wilbur’s adventures did not end when he left the sea, and five years of research has revealed a fascinating man, who lived in an interesting time. He wrote this manuscript, dedicated to his wife and children, circa 1930, while living in retirement in Hollywood, California.

 

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