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Getting Around the Rock By Land, Sea, and Air


Getting Around the Rock By Land, Sea, and Air
Leonard Lahey, "Getting Around the Rock: By Land, Sea, and Air"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1771175206 | EPUB | pages: 206 | 8.6 mb
Stories of Trains, Boats, and Airplanes in Newfoundland

From the "Newfie Bullet" to the SS Kyle to Amelia Earhart, Getting Around the Rock is a fascinating history of the transportation sector, largely in pre-Confederation Newfoundland and Labrador. These recollections were passed on to the author by his father, Raymond Lahey, and his uncle, Bill Lahey, who spent their working lives as telegraph operators in the changing times of transportation in the province.
Stories include:
How "The Bullet" Came to Newfoundland
Family Connections: The Reid Newfoundland Company
Wireless Telegraphy
The Newfoundland Coastal Steamers
Aviation History and the Newfoundland Connection
The Botwood Seaplane Base
Newfoundland Airport (Gander)

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