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Launching History  The Saga of the Burrard Dry Dock, Mansbridge, Francis
1 Mansbridge, Francis Launching History The Saga of the Burrard Dry Dock
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2002 1550172808 / 9781550172805 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Previous owner's name on FFEP; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 0.9 x 11.1 x 8.4 Inches; 226 pages; When Alfred Wallace opened a shipbuilding yard at the north end of Granville Street bridge in 1894, he had little idea that the business would last nearly 100 years. Wallace Shipyards moved to North Vancouver in 1906, became Burrard Dry Dock in 1921, and Versatile Pacific in 1985, and saw changes in marine construction from wooden sailing schooners to steel icebreakers and high-tech search-and-rescue vessels. The saga of Burrard includes stories of some of the famed ships of the Union Steamship Company that opened up the BC coast; of Canada's post-World War I merchant marine fleet; of the St. Roch, the first boat to traverse the Northwest Passage in both directions and to circumnavigate North America; of the BC Ferry fleet; and of the warships and workboats that came down the ways into Burrard Inlet. It also provides a glimpse of the early years of the twentieth century on the coast, when ships were not mere transportation but also an opportunity to fuse practical workmanship with aesthetics. 
Price: 24.50 CDN
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2 Mansbridge, Francis Launching History The Saga of the Burrard Dry Dock
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2002 1550172808 / 9781550172805 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 0.9 x 11.1 x 8.4 Inches; 226 pages; When Alfred Wallace opened a shipbuilding yard at the north end of Granville Street bridge in 1894, he had little idea that the business would last nearly 100 years. Wallace Shipyards moved to North Vancouver in 1906, became Burrard Dry Dock in 1921, and Versatile Pacific in 1985, and saw changes in marine construction from wooden sailing schooners to steel icebreakers and high-tech search-and-rescue vessels. The saga of Burrard includes stories of some of the famed ships of the Union Steamship Company that opened up the BC coast; of Canada's post-World War I merchant marine fleet; of the St. Roch, the first boat to traverse the Northwest Passage in both directions and to circumnavigate North America; of the BC Ferry fleet; and of the warships and workboats that came down the ways into Burrard Inlet. It also provides a glimpse of the early years of the twentieth century on the coast, when ships were not mere transportation but also an opportunity to fuse practical workmanship with aesthetics. 
Price: 26.50 CDN
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Clyde Built   a history of shipbuilding on the River Clyde, Shields, John
3 Shields, John Clyde Built a history of shipbuilding on the River Clyde
Glasgow William Maclellan 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket chipped and creased with chunks missing head and tail of spine, some scuffing. There is a gift notation to the previous owner on the front free end paper. Some clippings stapled onto pages. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. The bonus here is the wealth of clippings and penciled notations. The previous owner was a highy decorated sailor who served as a midshipman in the Royal Navy in WWI and as WWII approached, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He served in various capacities but mostly related to electrical engineering. The gentleman in question retired a Commodore in 1957 and at one time was awarded an OBE. Usually we regard penciled notations as negatives but in this case it appears that they supplement the information in the book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 173 pages 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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