Cape Breton Captain
Cape Breton Captain is a vigorous and touching book. It is Captain McLeod alive and feeling his oats. We have nothing comparable in Cape Breton literature.
“Things I don’t care who knows when my book is written – ” So begins the rough-and tumble story from the life of Cape Breton’s Captain David McLeod – a robust autobiography of saltwater and guts and passionate romance, by a man who ended his days as a storekeeper in Cleveland, Richmond County, Cape Breton Island – an angry scar across his face, the result of a mutiny on his last ship. The forward thrust of his writing is terrific. He brings life to scenes of brutality and love. From the circus riot in Port Hawkesbury to shipwreck and fistfights, love won and love lost, sea shanties and battling sails in storms – he was a tough, tough man.