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Image for Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1914  A Study of British Maritime Ascendancy

Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1914 A Study of British Maritime Ascendancy

By: Gough, Barry M.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, University of British Columbia Press: 1974

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19180

ISBN: 0774800003

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ and boards show light shelf wear, back panel of DJ shows light soil along spine. Gift inscription on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.1 X 6.3 X 1.1 inches; 294 pages; The Royal Navy was essential in defending the British interests on the West Coast of America in the formative years of settlement and later when the US looked to expand north. British Columbia's fertile farming country and rich mineral resources were tempting but the British Royal Navy helped defend up until WWI. View more info

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Prince Ships of Northern BC Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian National Railways

By: Hacking, Norman

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Heritage House Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18452

ISBN: 1895811287

Condition: 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. " View more info

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River Queen The Amazing Story of Tugboat Titan Lucille Johnstone

By: Levy, Paul

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17070

ISBN: 1550173693

Condition: 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... View more info

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Journeys Down The Alberni Canal To Barkley Sound

By: Peterson, Jan

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Lantzville, BC, Oolichan Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15099

ISBN: 088982178X

Condition: Near Fine


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." View more info

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S. S. Beaver The Ship That Saved the West

By: Pethick, Derek

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Mitchell Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18522

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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 Fo... View more info

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Skookum Tugs; British Columbia's Working Tugboats

By: Robson, Peter A. (text) & Betty Keller(text) & Robb Douglas (photographs)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19195

ISBN: 1550172751

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Some creasing across top edge of dust jacket ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; Colour photographs; 0.61 x 12.32 x 10.26 Inch; 144 pages; Ride along with these brawny boats as they catch the swells and waves of the wild West Coast, navigate deadly tidal rapids and squeeze through a winding maze of boats and bridges as they ply the mighty Fraser River. Join the Captain Bob, the biggest tug on the coast, as she tows the world's largest log barge across the open waters of the Pacific. Watch Fraser River tugs guide 600-metre log booms between bridge supports with scarcely a whisker of clearance. ... View more info

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Shipwrecks of British Columbia

By: Rogers, Fred

Price: $17.50

Publisher: West Vancouver, BC, J. J. Douglas Ltd.: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19182

ISBN: 0888940343

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear with short tears and light chipping. Gift inscription on front pastedown. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Foldout map tipped on to back pastedown ; B&W Illustrations; 9.1 X 5.9 X 0.8 inches; 256 pages; "British Columbia is famous for its beauty, but it is notorious for the treachery of its coastal waters where reefs, sand bars and fast-flowing currents abound. The weather does not help with storm after storm rolling in from the Pacific. No wonder so many ships have foundered in these waters or broken their hulls on the rocky shore. The... View more info

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Trollers Holiday

By: Sharcott, Margaret & Map Endpapers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, British Book Service (Canada) Ltd.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17154

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


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; 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. View more info

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SMOKE ASH AND STEAM, Steam Engines on the West Coast of North America

By: Sheret, R.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Western Isles Victoria, B.C.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17959

ISBN: 0921107048

Condition: 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." View more info

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The Pacific Princesses An Illustrated History of Canadian Pacific Railway's Princess Fleet on the Northwest Coast

By: Turner, Robert D

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Sono Nis Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition; Twentieth Printing

Seller ID: 18166

ISBN: 0919462049

Condition: 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 re... View more info