In the Great Days of Sail

Archibald MacMechan

Biography

Archibald MacMechan (1882-1933) was a writer, literary scholar, and professsor at Dalhousie University. MachMechan collected stories from captains, crew members, shipbuilders, and their families, which he published in three collections: Old Province Tales, Sagas of the Sea, and There Go the Ships. In 1932 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce medal by the Royal Society of Canada for his distinguished service to Canadian literature.