In the Great Days of Sail: 14 Sea Stories
by MacMechan, Archibald
"There was a crash like the crash of doom. The men forward saw the wave, seemingly forty feet high, curling over their heads, and they jumped for the rigging. The enormous billow struck and covered the whole ship many feet deep." Excerpt from ‘The Wave’, one of a collection of 14 stories about Nova Scotia sea captains’ exploits in the age of sail. The author (1862-1933) was a writer, literary scholar, and professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax.