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Chocolates, Tattoos, and Mayflowers

Maritime Memorabilia from Clary Croft

Clary Croft

112 pages
Nimbus Publishing

Did you know that goose grease apparently cures the common cold, while salt fish draws a fever? How about the fact that "Torpedos" (automobiles) were manufactured in Kentville in 1910? These are just some of the tidbits of Maritime wisdom and little-known facts that you will find in Chocolates, Tattoos, and Mayflowers.

Collected over the years for Clary Croft's popular radio column on CBC's Mainstreet, these stories, memories, photographs, and advertisements show a fascinating side of Maritime popular culture and history. From accounts of sea monsters and famous duels to the history behind Maritime staples like Pot of Gold chocolates and Morse's Tea, these entertaining and evocative pieces are sure to spark conversations around your kitchen table—just like any good Maritime subject!