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SAFE HAVEN 50 Years of Service 1940-1990 Gulf & Fraser Fishermen's Credit Union, DeGrass, Jan
1 DeGrass, Jan SAFE HAVEN 50 Years of Service 1940-1990 Gulf & Fraser Fishermen's Credit Union
Vancouver BC Gulf & Fraser Fishermen's Credit Union 1990 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Cecil R Weimann jacket art 
As new with only slight edge wear and scuffing of white pictorial dustjacket ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 83 pages; A history of the credit union formed by the working men and women of the large fishing industry on the coast and rivers of British Columbia, 
Price: 18.95 CDN
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West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales, James, Rick
2 James, Rick West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2011 1550175459 / 9781550175455 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to card covers; A bright, solid book, appears unread. ; Raincoast Chronicles 21; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 128 pages; In this special edition of Raincoast Chronicles, maritime historian Rick James takes the reader on an authoritative and well-illustrated tour of the most fascinating of BC's shipwrecks. As well as reliving high-seas adventures, we learn the stories behind retired Cape Horn windjammers, solve the sixty-year-old mystery of how Wreck Beach earned its name as well as investigate other shipwreck lore. Unique coastal characters also step forward and tell their stories--including old towboaters like Joe Quilty and Alan Heater, who risked their lives as a matter of course, and the King of West Coast shipwrecks himself, retired diver Fred Rogers. Whether they were deep water sailors who travelled the sea lanes of the world or those who spent most of their lives on inside waters towing booms from up coast camps to south coast lumber mills, all have fascinating stories and adventures to relate. The tales of disaster at sea where lives were lost serve as a written memorial to all whose bones lie on the bottom of one of the most treacherous stretches of coastline anywhere on the planet. 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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Saltwater Women at Work  In Their Own Words, Jensen, Vickie
3 Jensen, Vickie Saltwater Women at Work In Their Own Words
Vancouver BC Douglas & McIntyre Ltd 1995 1550544365 / 9781550544367 1st Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to pictorial card covers ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 184 pages; Women mariners work on boats of all sizes: water taxis, fish boats, tugs, ice breakers, ferries, coast guard patrol boats, charter yachts, coastal freight boats and deep sea freighters. They are deckhands and engineer. Such unconventional work is the stuff of sagas, yet few people know about careers or lives or the part they play in marine industries. Here over 110 women from ages 8 to 97 tell the real stories of their lives in their own words, stories about getting that first job, dealing with harassment of all kinds, financing boats, working as a team, commanding crews, developing relationships, and maintaining marriages -- and learning to be waterwise. Their stories are gripping, unapologetic, courageous and salty. 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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The Vagabond Fleet  A Chronicle of the North Pacific Sealing Schooner Trade, Murray, Peter
4 Murray, Peter The Vagabond Fleet A Chronicle of the North Pacific Sealing Schooner Trade
Victoria, BC Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Color plates Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only light wear to dust jacket, a number of pages creased top fore corner. ; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; Sepia illustrations; 1.11 x 9.13 x 6.57 Inches; 260 pages 
Price: 27.50 CDN
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The Uchuck Years  A West Coast Shipping Saga, Young, David Esson
5 Young, David Esson The Uchuck Years A West Coast Shipping Saga
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2012 1550175823 / 9781550175820 First Edition; Second Printing Paperback Near Fine 
Only slight edge wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.80 inches; 303 pages; "One of the engaging legends of the BC coast surrounds the steamship companies that provided a lifeline to civilization in the days before highways and BC Ferries. On the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, those days still exist, as this book reveals in vivid detail. Relating the trials and tribulations of what surely must be the last of Canadas historic coastal shipping lines, The Uchuck Years is a rare first-person account by an old salt who owned and captained his own vessels. Enduring for sixty-five years, the company that came to be known as Nootka Sound Service Limited is still in operation to this day, though David Young no longer owns it and has recently sworn off serving as skipper even in a relief capacity. Initially serving the communities of Ucluelet and Bamfield, the company refocused its efforts when Highway 28 was punched through the mountains from Campbell River to Gold River in 1959. Logging and mining camp bosses farther up coast in the Nootka Sound and Kyuquot areas were convinced of the companys usefulness, allowing it to move its service farther north along the remote West Coast." 
Price: 14.95 CDN
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