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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book describes the construction and operation of Canadian Pacific Railway route through the Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies. The Spiral Tunnels are explained through stories, maps, diagrams, and 60 black and white photographs which reveal the operation of the tunnels80 pages. Index.
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Children of the Kootenays

by Shirley D. Stainton

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Published
2018
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9781772031850
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The mining camps of the West Kootenay area in southeastern British Columbia was the author's backdrop to her youth. It was an unlikely environment for a happy childhood; however the author's memories reveal a magical time, filled with tight-knit friendships, barely tamed wilderness, and unimaginable struggles. The child who grew up in these now-abandoned towns are… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: A history of the Cumberland, BC volunteer fire department on the occasion of its 100 anniversary. Illustrated with both balck and white and colour photographs. 80 pages, index.
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Condition: clean copy, with previous owner's plate on title page. Content: The 1991 facsimile edition of the 1802 narrative of Malaspina's exploration of the Straight of Jan de Fuca in 1792 . 166 pages plus gazette of fold out charts and illustrations.
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Condition: clean copy, first signature loose. Content: This is the edited version of a book by Father Augustin Brabant, a Belgian Catholic priest, the first to reside on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is the record of his years of work, from his home base at Hesquiat, attempting to Christianize the indigenous people. It is also a rare… Read more
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Forest Ranger, Ahoy!: The Men- The Ships- The Job

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
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9780919931008
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of the wooden ships of the BC Forest Service which since 1911 and the forests the crews are pledged to guard. 232 pages, black and white photographs.
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People of the Southwest Coast of Vancouver Island

by R> Bruce Scott

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Published
1974
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket worn along top edge. Content: Stories of many of the early pioneers on the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island. 138 pages, index, illustrations and black and white photographs.
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S. S. Beaver: The ship that saved the West

by Derek Pethick

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Published
1970
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Condition: clean copy. Content: this is the story of the S. S. Beaver" which was the first, and from many years the only steamship to work on the west coast of North America. Built for the Hudson's Bay Company, she was launched in London in 1835, was intended to server as a floating fur-trade post. In 1874 the 'Beaver' was… Read more
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Beaver First Steamship On the West Coast

by James Delgado

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Published
1993
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9780920663202
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Condition: Clean copy. Content: this is the 'biography' of the Beaver" which was the first, and from many years the only steamship to work on the west coast of North America. Built for the Hudson's Bay Company, she was launched in London in 1835, was intended to server as a floating fur-trade post. In 1874 the 'Beaver' was sold and worked… Read more
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The Vancouver Voyages of the Barque 'Palmir'

by Richard E. Wells

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Published
1992
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book described the three voyages of the 'Pamir" to Vancouver and Vancouver Island, BC and record the careers of the tugs that towed her to and from the open ocean. Included are many unpublished photographs of the actual tows and illustration by the author who was a crew member on one of the tugs at the… Read more
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Slow Boat on Rum Row

by Fraser Miles

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Published
1992
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9781550170696
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book documents the the story of the 'fireboats' which smuggled liquor into the western United States during Prohibition, based on the diary and photography of Fraser Miles, who as a young Canadian worked the 'rum runners.' 270 pages,
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Voyages of Enlightment

by Thomas Vaughan, E.A.P. Crownhart-Vaughan, Mercedes Palau de Iglesias

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Published
1977
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Condition: clean copy, spine sun faded. Content: catalogue to the exhibition dealing with Malaspina's two year exploration of the Northwest coast. Fold out of the content of the corvettes 'Descubierta' and 'Atrevida'
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The Ports of British Columbia

by Agnes Rothery

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Published
1943
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket very worn. Content: Part of the Doubleday Doran Seaport Series, this is a detailed and through study of these two cities, with their spectacular natural setting in the mountainous Pacific Northwest and their role in the development of western Canada. It explores the wealth of the area including, gold, lumber, fur trade, agriculture, and fisheries. It… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Set against a background of rapid social and economic change, this history examines the years 1899 to 1929. This era saw the demise of the fur seal trade, the coming of scheduled steamship's and the development of commercial whaling, logging, and fishing. Zealous missionaries radically altered the lives of indigenous people, while the upstart… Read more
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Thomas Crosby and the Tsimshian: Small Shoes for Feet Too Large

by Clarence R. Bolt

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Published
1992
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ISBN
9780774804301
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author demonstrates that the Tsimshian of Port Simpson BC were conscious participants in the acculturation and conversion process - as long as this met their goals - and not merely passive recipients. In order to understand the complexities of Native-European contacts, he argues, one must look at the reasons for Native as well as European,… Read more
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Contact and Conflict

by Robin Fisher

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Published
September 1992
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9780774801089
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In 1858 the fur trade essentially cane to an end in British Columbia. With its passing and with the beginning of while settlement there was a fundamental change in the relationship between Indians and Europeans on the frontier. The author traces the role of the Indians in the history of British Columbia from 1774 to 1890 and… Read more
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Coldstream - Nulli Secundus

by Margaret A Ormsby

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Published
1990
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9780550560056
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Local history of the Corporation of the District of Coldstream, BC. 146 pages, index.
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An Early History of Coldstream & Lavington

by Anne Pearson

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Published
1986
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9780969278108
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Condition: clean copy. Content: self published local history. 176 pages, index, black and white photographs.
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T Town Called Chase

by Joyce Dunn

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Published
1994
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9780919982501
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Condition: clean copy. Content: A comprehensive local history. 384 pages, index.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In her journals the author's keen eye and sensitive spirit caught the essence of what life in this wilderness of northern BC demanded from its women on a day-to-day basis and the writings document her ministry during the Depression years. 24e6 pages, notes, index black and white photographs.
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