Publisher: Harbour; 1st edition (September 23, 2009)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.5 MB
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Winner of the 2010 Roderick Haig-Brown local BC booklet PrizeWinner of the 2009 Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for historic WritingIn 1909 Captain John T. Walbran released essentially the most cherished and enduring of all BC books, British Columbia Coast Names. Harbour Publishing celebrates the hundredth anniversary of that landmark paintings through proposing the 1st booklet to replace Walbran's vintage, Andrew Scott's Raincoast position Names. Like its progenitor, Raincoast position Names is far greater than easily a listing of brand origins since it tells the customarily interesting tales in the back of the names and in so doing serves as a historical past of the area in tablet shape. it's also a enormous paintings, two times the scale of Walbran's and together with greater than 3 times as many locations. 4 thousand entries examine, in fascinating aspect, the tales in the back of over 5 thousand position names: how they have been chanced on, who named them and why, and what the names demonstrate. It describes the unique First countries cultures, the heroics of the 18th-century explorers and fur investors, the gruelling survey and cost efforts of the nineteenth century, the lives of colonial officers, missionaries, gold seekers and homesteaders, and the histories of approximately each vital vessel to sail or cruise the coast.The ebook additionally examines--for the 1st time--the wealthy historical past of BC position names additional within the twentieth century. those new entries replicate the area of the steamship period, the ships and skippers of the Union and Princess traces, the heroes of the 2 global Wars and the sealing fleet, Esquimalt's naval base and BC's fishing, canning, mining and logging industries.Richly illustrated with pictures and maps, this ebook is a necessary reference paintings, a must have consultant for boaters and mariners and a regular better half for an individual attracted to BC heritage. It additionally makes an outstanding shelf-mate for the Encyclopedia of British Columbia.