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River Queen  The Amazing Story of Tugboat Titan Lucille Johnstone, Levy, Paul
1 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 USD
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Journeys Down The Alberni Canal To Barkley Sound, Peterson, Jan
2 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 USD
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Troller's Holiday, Sharcott, Margaret
3 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 USD
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SMOKE ASH AND STEAM, Steam Engines on the West Coast of North America, Sheret, R.
4 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 USD
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The Pacific Princesses An Illustrated History of Canadian Pacific Railway's Princess Fleet on the Northwest Coast, Turner, Robert D
5 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." 
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