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Prince Ships of Northern BC  Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian National Railways, Hacking, Norman
1 Hacking, Norman Prince Ships of Northern BC Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian National Railways
Surrey, BC Heritage House Publishing 1995 1895811287 / 9781895811285 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show slight shelf wear.; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 7.80 X 7.80 X 0.20 inches; 72 pages; "From 1910 to 1975, superb coastal liners of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and, later, the Canadian National Railway plied the waters of coastal BC, connecting Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle to Prince Rupert and southeastern Alaska. Here is the little-known story of these ships, brought to life by BC's foremost marine historian and well illustrated with many photos. " 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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River Queen  The Amazing Story of Tugboat Titan Lucille Johnstone, Levy, Paul
2 Levy, Paul River Queen The Amazing Story of Tugboat Titan Lucille Johnstone
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2006 1550173693 / 9781550173697 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and dust jacket ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.20 X 1 inches; 272 pages; "Rivtow was just a three-boat log-towing operation when Lucille Johnstone came aboard as an unskilled girl Friday in the late 1940s. By the 1980s, Rivtow had taken over its biggest rival to become one of the giants of the marine transportation industry with connections worldwide, and Lucille was the driving force behind its success. As the company grew she worked her way from receptionist to secretary to dispatcher to administrator to CEO and finally, to president. A remarkable feat for a woman in those times, and made even more remarkable in that her unlikely success took place in the male-dominated world of towboating.Lucille Johnstone was as legendary for her kindness and social conscience as she was for her clever negotiating and creative deal making. Because of her selflessness, she unfortunately did not think it necessary to secure her position in the corporation she helped to build, ending up on the outside looking in after a generational shift of ownership. Putting that behind her, Lucille went on with life, this time as a driving force behind Expo 86, the new Vancouver International Airport and St. John Ambulance, among a number of other businesses and charities. Lucille's many recognitions include an honorary doctorate from UBC as a Woman of Distinction, and being named to both the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada." 
Price: 22.50 CDN
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Journeys Down The Alberni Canal To Barkley Sound, Peterson, Jan
3 Peterson, Jan Journeys Down The Alberni Canal To Barkley Sound
Lantzville, BC Oolichan Books 1999 088982178X / 9780889821781 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Only slight wear to card covers, spine lightly faded. ; A bright, solid book, no creasing.; Trade PB; 1.07 x 8.99 x 6.02 Inches; 395 pages; "This, the third volume in the Albernis series, is the history of the Alberni Inlet, the beautiful waterway that reaches from Barkley Sound on the west coast to the centre of Vancouver Island." 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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S. S. Beaver   The Ship That Saved the West, Pethick, Derek
4 Pethick, Derek S. S. Beaver The Ship That Saved the West
Vancouver BC Mitchell Press 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ shows shelf wear, with tears and chipping. A couple of 2" tears on front cover with creasing ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 160 pages; "It was the S.S. Beaver, first steamship to ply the watersof the northeasterly Pacific Ocean, that linked the the scattered coastal trading posts of the Hudson's Bay Company. It took trade and the law simultaneously into narrow inlets where American and Russian sailing ships dared not venture to meet the native Indians. Later it was the Beaver that carried James Douglas to found Fort Victoria in 1843." As the ship declined, it was used less for official duties and became relegated to working as a tug serving the lumber industry. The S.S. Beaver was an integral part of the history of British Columbia. 
Price: 15.95 CDN
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Troller's Holiday, Sharcott, Margaret
5 Sharcott, Margaret Troller's Holiday
Toronto British Book Service (Canada) Ltd. 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ has edge wear, short tears and light chipping,pages lightly tanned. Price-clipped. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight solid book, red cloth covered boards. ; B&W Photographs; 221 pages; An account of a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in the late '50's. Sharcott tells the account of her young family's experience as they set out on a sometimes dangerous journey in their 30 foot motor troller, Sea Lion. 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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SMOKE ASH AND STEAM, Steam Engines on the West Coast of North America, Sheret, R.
6 Sheret, R. SMOKE ASH AND STEAM, Steam Engines on the West Coast of North America
Victoria, BC Western Isles Victoria, B.C. 1997 0921107048 / 9780921107040 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show very light shelf wear, dampstain bottom edge.; A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp and clean. ; B&W Photographs, drawings; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 108 pages; "Steam Engines on The West Coast from 1836 to 1950's. Types of engines covered are: sidewheel engines for passenger ships, freighters and tugs. "Steam boats probably had more to do with the development of the West Coast of North America than any other mode of transportation." 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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The Pacific Princesses An Illustrated History of Canadian Pacific Railway's Princess Fleet on the Northwest Coast, Turner, Robert D
7 Turner, Robert D The Pacific Princesses An Illustrated History of Canadian Pacific Railway's Princess Fleet on the Northwest Coast
Victoria, BC Sono Nis Press 1977 0919462049 / 9780919462045 First Edition; Twentieth Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
DJ shows shelf wear with short tears, light soiling. Price-clipped, with gift inscription opposite half-title page, tape residue on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 252 pages; "The Pacific Princesses were the finest and most elegant coastal steamships on the Northwest Coast of North America. For over one hundred years, the Princesses and their predecessors provided the communication links, the routes to market and often the only means of travel along the rugged, glaciercarved Pacific coast. These famous steamships, still remembered with affection and fondness, were household names all along the coast. Beginning with the Princess May and the beautiful Princess Victoria, the fleet grew to include such wellremembered vessels as the Princesses Charlotte, Patricia, Alica, Adelade, Maquinna, Louise, Joan, Elizabeth, Marguerite, Kathleen, Elaine,and Norah. Included are sections on the great rate war between the Puget Sound Navigation Co. and the CPR just after the turn of the century; stories of the Alaska gold rush; tragic shipwrecks; the steamers of the famed Triagle Route between Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle; and the romantic night boats and the devopment of the modern automobile ferries. The steamships played a formative role in the development of the north Pacific coast of North America and the CPR's Princesses will long have a place in its history. With over 300 photographs and illustrations, drawings, maps, timetables, a full bibliography and index." 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Union Steamships Remembered, 1920-1958, Twigg, Arthur M
8 Twigg, Arthur M Union Steamships Remembered, 1920-1958
Campbell River BC A.M. Twigg 1997 1550565168 / 9781550565164 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Michael Dean cover art 
Light wear head and tail of spine of glossy pictorial paper covered boards. ; A bright, solid book liberally illustrated with photos of the steamships that plied the waters off the coast of British Columbia. May require extra postage.; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 427 pages; "The Union Steamship Company of British Columbia was a pioneer firm on coastal British Columbia. It was founded in November 1889 by John Darling, a director of the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand, and nine local businessmen. The company began by offering local service on Burrard Inlet near Vancouver and later expanded to servicing the entire British Columbia coast." (Wikipedia) 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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