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S. S. Sicamous Queen of Okanagan Lake

By: Cox, Doug

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Penticton, BC, Skookum Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19288

ISBN: 0919773109

Condition: Very Good+


Minor creasing of stapled wraps. ; A bright, solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages; "SS Sicamous is a large five decked sternwheeler commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and built by the Western Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company for Okanagan Lake service between the fruit communities of Penticton, and other towns of Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia. Launched in 1914, Sicamous ran for many years connecting rail lines and areas. The vessel operated until 1937 and is currently beached as a part of a heritage shipyard operated by the S.S... View more info

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SAFE HAVEN 50 Years of Service 1940-1990 Gulf & Fraser Fishermen's Credit Union

By: DeGrass, Jan

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Gulf & Fraser Fishermen's Credit Union: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16221

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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, View more info

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Dowager Queen The Hudson's Bay SS Beaver

By: Hagelund, Bill

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Hancock House Pub Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19020

ISBN: 0888394861

Condition: Very Good


Card covers show very light shelf wear, corner curl. ; A bright, solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.3 X 5.5 X 0.4 inches; 166 pages; "This is the story of the grand old Hudson's Bay ship. It tells how she came to be built, how she arrived on the Pacific coast and the services she rendered." The beloved paddlewheeler visited many communities along the coast helping to open up their worlds to the outside. View more info

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The Good Company An Affectionate History of the Union Steamships

By: Henry, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 19194

ISBN: 1550171119

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only light edge wear.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 152 pages; If British Columbia has a favourite transportation saga, it is the story of the legendary Union Steamship Company, which operated a float of funky little steamships up and down the BC coast between 1890 and 1955. And if there is a worthy tribute to the Union Steamships, it is this generously illustrated history. The fascinating story of the legendary Union Steamship Company, which operated up and down the BC coast between 1890 and 1955. The Union S... View more info

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West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales

By: James, Rick

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16655

ISBN: 1550175459

Condition: 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 fo... View more info

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Saltwater Women at Work In Their Own Words

By: Jensen, Vickie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd: 1995

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16737

ISBN: 1550544365

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The Vagabond Fleet A Chronicle of the North Pacific Sealing Schooner Trade

By: Murray, Peter

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Sono Nis Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15254

ISBN: 1550390007

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

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The Uchuck Years A West Coast Shipping Saga

By: Young, David Esson

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 15832

ISBN: 1550175823

Condition: 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 captain... View more info