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British Columbia Yukon Sternwheel Days

British Columbia Yukon Sternwheel Days
  • Author : Art Downs
  • Publsiher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 19 January 1992
  • ISBN : 9780919214637
  • Pages : 160 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Over 300 sternwheelers plied the BC-Yukon waters, a record in North America. In icy northern lakes, rivers and the open sea, these flat-bottomed steamers served for 100 years. Ripped open by rapids, gutted by fire, crushed by ice, they left a memorable wake that altered history forever. This book includes portraits of flamboyant captains and crews, details on how the vessels were constructed and operated, historical background of the communities they served and more.


British Columbia-Yukon Sternwheel Days

British Columbia-Yukon Sternwheel Days
  • Author : Art Downs
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 19 January 1992
GET THIS BOOKBritish Columbia-Yukon Sternwheel Days

Over 300 sternwheelers plied the BC-Yukon waters, a record in North America. In icy northern lakes, rivers and the open sea, these flat-bottomed steamers served for 100 years. Ripped open by rapids, gutted by fire, crushed by ice, they left a memorable wake that altered history forever. This book includes portraits of flamboyant captains and crews, details on how the vessels were constructed and operated, historical background of the communities they served and more.

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Pioneer Days in British Columbia

Pioneer Days in British Columbia
  • Author : Art Downs
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 01 May 1975
GET THIS BOOKPioneer Days in British Columbia

Pioneer Days is a blend of words and photos that proves British Columbia's history is as interesting as that recorded anywhere else in North America. Every article is true, many written or narrated by those who, 100 or more years ago, lived the experiences they relate. Each volume contains 160 pages, plus some 60,000 words of text and over 200 historical photos, many published for the first time.

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Wires in the Wilderness

Wires in the Wilderness
  • Author : Bill Miller
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 19 January 2022
GET THIS BOOKWires in the Wilderness

This is the tale of how Canada's high northern wilderness was brought into civilization's fold through a frail network of wires laboriously strung between poles and trees for hundreds of desolate miles. The Yukon Telegraph started in 1897, when gold was discovered in the Yukon and the government needed a faster way to communicate with its remote northern territory. The isolated residents, too, wanted a more reliable connection with the outside world. Bill Miller takes readers from the line's conception in 1899

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Wagon Road North

Wagon Road North
  • Author : Art Downs
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 18 June 2021
GET THIS BOOKWagon Road North

A newly revised and updated edition of the classic pictorial account of the Cariboo Gold Rush trail. First published in 1960, Wagon Road North is the quintessential popular history book chronicling gold-rush-era BC. Focusing on the Cariboo Wagon Road—the crucial transportation route stretching from Fort Yale to Barkerville that made it possible for tens of thousands of prospectors to make their way to the Cariboo goldfields in the 1860s—this newly updated, expanded, and re-designed edition brings to life the

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Captain Alex MacLean

Captain Alex MacLean
  • Author : Don MacGillivray
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release : 01 November 2008
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Alex MacLean was the inspiration for the title character in Jack London's bestselling novel The Sea-Wolf. Originally from Cape Breton, MacLean sailed to the Pacific side of North America when he was twenty-one and worked there for thirty-five years as a sailor and sealer. His achievements and escapades while in the Victoria fleet in the 1880s laid the foundation for his status as a folk hero. But this biography reveals more than the construction of a legend. Don MacGillivray opens

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Carving the Western Path

Carving the Western Path
  • Author : R. G. Harvey
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 15 June 2011
GET THIS BOOKCarving the Western Path

The history of British Columbia's transportation systems north of the Canadian National Railway's mainline may not be well known—but it certainly is colourful. Continuing the story he began in the first volume of Carving the Western Path, R.G. Harvey describes the development of river, road and rail routes that crossed the northern two-thirds of BC. This was a land of dreams and schemes that seemed to feed on each other. It started with the Collins Overland Telegraph, a

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Healy's West

Healy's West
  • Author : Gordon E. Tolton
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 08 July 2014
GET THIS BOOKHealy's West

Through his incredibly varied fifty-year career, John J. Healy left an indelible mark on the Canadian and American west. At different points in his storied life, Healy was a soldier, a trapper, a prospector, a free trader, an explorer, a horse dealer, a scout, a lawman, a newspaper editor, a speculator, a merchant, a capitalist, a historian, and a politician. He defied classification while defining the lifestyle of a frontier adventurer and buccaneer capitalist in the late nineteenth century. In

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Stagecoach and Sternwheel Days in the Cariboo and Central B.C.

Stagecoach and Sternwheel Days in the Cariboo and Central B.C.
  • Author : Willis J. West
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Release : 19 January 1985
GET THIS BOOKStagecoach and Sternwheel Days in the Cariboo and Central B.C.

Riverboats carrying stagecoaches to the Cariboo were not uncommon sights in the 19th century. Transportation across the rugged terrain of the river canyons and rutted roads of the flatlands was never a picnic, this book provides an ideal introduction to the early days in Central BC.

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The Sicamous & the Naramata

The Sicamous & the Naramata
  • Author : Robert D. Turner
  • Publisher : Sono NIS Press
  • Release : 19 January 1995
GET THIS BOOKThe Sicamous & the Naramata

In 1914, the Sicamous was the epitome of elegant, efficient travel in the Okanagan, and one of the finest vessels ever to operate on British Columbia's inland waters, carrying passengers, mail, express, and prized fruit. The Naramata served the Okanagan for fifty-three years and now is the last of the surviving steam tugs to remain in the interior of British Columbia.

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