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To be able to capture the spirit and camaraderie of the amazing life of the Foundation Franklin An unheralded piece of Canadian naval history I don t think I have read any books #THAT DETAIL THE LIFE OF A #detail the life of a and its crew like this one does In this book Farley Mowat tells of the life
the salvage tug Foundation and all the rescue operations it handled in the North Atlantic rom its home ports of Halifax Nova Scotia and St John s Newfoundland during the 1930s and 1940s Farley Mowat was always an excellent story teller and he brings out the exploits of this ship and its crewOf The Salvage Tug Foundation
In Living Color I Wishliving color I wish had been a map of the North Atlantic to accompany this book but it does so well at covering the dangers of the North Atlantic and shipping in those waters I would think twice about crossing this area of the Atlantic by ship after reading this book It would be a good book to read as you Awoken (Viridian Saga, flew above it in a jet planeeeling much safer This is the Taking Flight first of Farley Mowat s books that I have read that I didn t enjoy The book tells the story of the Foundation Franklin a salvage tug who in the 1930s 1940s engaged in the daring rescue of a number of ships in the Atlantic The characters are the ships really and the human beings are only desribed peripherally As such Iound it hard to care about the ships or the very dangerous rescue missions they engaged in It reads like a ships log clinically describing events without Mowat s trademark passion and personal interest in the subject matter Untold stories about the thankless exhilarating and terrifying lives of crew members aboard salvage tugs in the early 20th century I I Am a Teamster found myself physically cold during the detailed narratives of harrowing nighttime rescues inrigid arctic waters Farley Mowat is a true word smith and this book is well worth a read. Ng two decades of service in the North Atlanti. .
Rn lights was the outline of a submarine s conning tower and periscope To ind out read the book Foundation Franklin was made of iron not steel built in Aberdeen in 1918 she burned coal a lot #of coal The Blacks who worked her engine rooms were perpetually coated in coal dust It was #coal The Blacks who worked her engine rooms were perpetually coated in coal dust It was unenviable job but if they were often broiling rom the heat it was perhaps better than the bridge on one of those icy days Alan Ford (Superstrip Alan Ford Trobroj for which the North Atlantic isamous This is Foundation Maritime s Capt Dykeman on the iced up bridge of a tug off Sable Island the graveyard of the Atlantic Among the most terrifying jobs was that of the divers who would go down into the holds of the sinking ships to assess damage and sometimes working in the dark by Literature Circle Role Sheets feel alone patching holes and building bulkheads to help refloat the shipEven before the war the seas took their toll This is the Franklin trying to salvage whatever could be savedrom the British registered Marsden hard aground on Ship Rock near St John harbor There is a lot
#of machinery breaking down in the irst half and it took a while to get used to the lingo but #machinery breaking down in the irst half and it took a while to get used to the lingo but before the war broke out I was totally hooked A must or sea buffs and those interested in naval history And don t broke out I was totally hooked A must or sea buffs and those interested in naval history And don t this terrific web site hazegreyorg with photos of many of Foundation Maritime s tugs and operations As a guy that actually works at sea or a living this book has always been passed around ships and circles via either word of mouth or actually just an insisting hand placing it right in your lap It certainly didn t disappoint at all Farley Mowat captures just how much of a band of cowboys the crew of the Franklin was and its almost impossible to imagine any tug leaving North American waters taking the same risks Great read albeit slightly repetitive in the story telling although an impressive eat. Salvage tug that saved hundreds of lives duri. .
Terrifying and awesome The sea is an adversary with power beyond most landlubbers imagining This is the story of the men and the ocean going tugboats whose mission is to save ships cargoes and crew in distress rom stormy seas or the horrors of lee shores that can kill with ruthless inevitability At the heart of #THESE TALES OF COURAGE LIES CANADA S FOUNDATION #true tales of courage lies Canada s Foundation and the salvage Foundation Franklin Here she is on a daring mission to save half of a Liberty Ship the Joel R Poinsett which broke apart in a North Atlantic storm In 1945 in the midst of a desperate sea war even half a ship was something to rescue if it could possibly be done Suddenly the high grey hulk of half a ship loomed up ahead She was a terror to behold Her Captain Harry Brushett had to pilot his tug along side and eventually underneath the tilting heaving monster while a volunteer crew in a dory attempted to scale the sheer side of the wreck to catch and secure a towing line The salvage tugs went out alone braving not only the seas and storms but also German U boats They Worked With Only Primitive worked with only primitive Finding DF euipment with very short ranges No radar In radio silence or Beyond the Mist fear of the listening U boats The North Atlantic s already treacherous coastline was so in war as cities and navigation lights went dark Friends at sea could be as dangerous asoe it may be that merchant ships were damaged in convoy maneuvers than were destroyed by German ire Still there was something especially sinister about the German sea wolves prowling the cold grey waters In one deeply spooky scene the Franklin is hove to in a little open spot anchored in the midst of dense pack ice engines off when the lookout whispers to Captain Brushett There in the still night silhouetted against white ice and against the swishing yellow of the northe. The hair raising rescue missions of a deep sea. ,