This chapter describes important changes in Salter’s life; personal changes include the births of two of his children, Sidney and Bessie, and professional changes include the purchase of a shipyard in Moncton in 1846. Many extracts are devoted to recalling time spent in Liverpool. The chapter conveys the pressures and responsibilities involved in contracting large numbers of ships and vessels and portrays the necessary correspondence, recruitment and transactions of a shipyard manager.
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