Captain Kean's Secret
T.C. Badcock
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In the early 1900s, Charles Noble Lewis and his family were prominent members of St John s high society A chief engineer who worked for Bowring Brothers, Charles fraternized with many of the key players who shaped Newfoundland and Labrador history as we know it today The living room of the Lewis house served as a meeting place for many of the principals of the NewfoundlIn the early 1900s, Charles Noble Lewis and his family were prominent members of St John s high society A chief engineer who worked for Bowring Brothers, Charles fraternized with many of the key players who shaped Newfoundland and Labrador history as we know it today The living room of the Lewis house served as a meeting place for many of the principals of the Newfoundland sealing industry, including William Coaker, Captain Abram Kean and his sons, Joseph and Westbury Kean, John Munn, and crew members and sealers from many ships.In 1914, Charles s daughter Jessie was eight years old A prolific diary writer, Jessie Lewis kept meticulous records of her father s conversations with these notaries whenever they visited their home on Pennywell Road The Newfoundland disaster, which saw the greatest loss of life in the province s sealing history, is where Jessie s story begins History remembers Abram Kean, the archetypal sealing captain, as the man accused by William Coaker of being responsible for recklessly leaving 132 men on the ice during that disaster, seventy eight of whom froze to death during a violent storm Later, a court of inquiry exonerated this greatest seal killer of all time Culled from the personal diaries of Jessie Lewis, Captain Kean s Secret is the history of a family embroiled in one of St John s best known class struggles of the twentieth century the bitter conflict between the fish merchants and the working class and the true story of a young girl who recorded it all, including her own shocking revelation, which lies intertwined with the fate of one of Newfoundland and Labrador s most famous sealing captains.
  • Title: Captain Kean's Secret
  • Author: T.C. Badcock
  • ISBN: 9781771172165
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback

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Jerry Cranford Jan 25, 2020 - 12:14 PM
"Biography of sea captain reveals fascinating tale." -- Northeast Avalon Times"Badcock was most triumphant in honing in on the diaries of Jessie Lewis, a young girl—wise, eloquent and sympathetic beyond her years—and in complimenting the journal excerpts with valuable historical and cultural context. Like Badcock, readers will discover Jessie’s surprising secret and be inspirited by her courage." -- Atlantic Books Today"Researcher and writer T. C. Badcock pulls these writings into a cohere [...]
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Andrea Martin Jan 25, 2020 - 12:14 PM
This book was given to me by my grandfather who had it given to him my his 'newfie' friend. I must admit that although I've read a couple of historical newfoundland fiction and non-fiction books I know very little of the actual history of the province. What I'm saying is that I went into reading this book with a very different idea of what it was about basing it on the title and the cover. Well, do not judge a book by its cover. This book was a collection of diary entries from a girl. At times i [...]
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Captain Kean's Secret By T.C. Badcock In the early 1900s, Charles Noble Lewis and his family were prominent members of St John s high society A chief engineer who worked for Bowring Brothers, Charles fraternized with many of the key players who shaped Newfoundland and Labrador history as we know it today The living room of the Lewis house served as a meeting place for many of the principals of the NewfoundlIn the early 1900s, Charles Noble Lewis and his family were prominent members of St John s high society A chief engineer who worked for Bowring Brothers, Charles fraternized with many of the key players who shaped Newfoundland and Labrador history as we know it today The living room of the Lewis house served as a meeting place for many of the principals of the Newfoundland sealing industry, including William Coaker, Captain Abram Kean and his sons, Joseph and Westbury Kean, John Munn, and crew members and sealers from many ships.In 1914, Charles s daughter Jessie was eight years old A prolific diary writer, Jessie Lewis kept meticulous records of her father s conversations with these notaries whenever they visited their home on Pennywell Road The Newfoundland disaster, which saw the greatest loss of life in the province s sealing history, is where Jessie s story begins History remembers Abram Kean, the archetypal sealing captain, as the man accused by William Coaker of being responsible for recklessly leaving 132 men on the ice during that disaster, seventy eight of whom froze to death during a violent storm Later, a court of inquiry exonerated this greatest seal killer of all time Culled from the personal diaries of Jessie Lewis, Captain Kean s Secret is the history of a family embroiled in one of St John s best known class struggles of the twentieth century the bitter conflict between the fish merchants and the working class and the true story of a young girl who recorded it all, including her own shocking revelation, which lies intertwined with the fate of one of Newfoundland and Labrador s most famous sealing captains.

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