A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships

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A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships
Abstract
The British-born Henry Fry (1826-1896) was a ship-broker, ship owner and commission merchant based in Quebec City. Between 1856 and 1877, he was Lloyd's of London agent for the St Lawrence River below Montreal (Sorel to Gaspé). As a member, then president (1868-1871), of the Quebec City Board of Trade, and President of the Dominion Board of Trade (1872 and 1873), Fry was at the epicentre of wealth and influence. Meanwhile, the Port of Quebec was often the scene of raw criminality, and Fry fought vigorously against such practices as the kidnapping of sailors and the dangerous practice of deck loading.
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Dundurn Press
Date
2013
Language
en
Citation
Fry, John. A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec’s Sailing Ships. Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2013.
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