BASIL GREENHILL was Director of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich for sixteen years and has published many articles and books on maritime history. He received a degree from Bristol University and was a member of the United Kingdom’s diplomatic service for twenty years, in Canada, Pakistan, the United States and Japan. He died in 2003.
This unique study of local history was first published in 1967 and was jointly executed by this husband-and-wife team. It explains why, when Britain was cut off from supplies of wood in Europe, shipbuilding suddenly took hold in Canada.