Stanley Spicer, born in Canning, Nova Scotia, is the author of eleven books and many magazine articles focused on the age of sail in the Maritime provinces. In May 2000 he received a Doctor of Civil Laws degree from Acadia University in recognition of his work in physical education and for his help in preserving the history of sailing vessels in the Maritimes. In 1997 he completed the cataloguing of 8000 sailing vessels built around the Bay of Fundy. In 2001 he received the Dr. Phyllis Blakely Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Nova Scotia Heritage.
-...stunningly beautiful... gorgeously illustrated. (Spicer) is a master storyteller and meticulous researcher, and The Age of Sail is a book well worth having.-