Publisher: Harbour; 1 edition (January 1, 1998)
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the place land meets sea, unusual issues ensue, and so much of them turn out as tales. Like new driftlogs on a gravel seashore, 9 of the simplest are accumulated right here in factor quantity eighteen of the bestselling Raincoast Chronicles sequence. From a learn of log barging at the BC coast to a debatable essay on who relatively shelled the Cape Estevan lighthouse in 1942, this most up-to-date compilation promises a fascinating and compelling portrait of BC's maritime historical past. Meet Al Trice, Don Sorte and Mack Thomson - 3 eccentric scuba divers who cannot or will not realize an most unlikely job after they see one - who reach development one of many world's first advertisement mini-subs without capital or even much less adventure behind a mushroom warehouse; Claus Botel, who arrived along with his kinfolk at their preemption at the distant northern finish of Vancouver Island from Germany in 1913, with out suggestion of the fabulous hardships that lay forward; gyppo logger "Svendson" who artfully dodges a cadaverous tax collector in 1919; Hal Dahlie, who at 16 made up our minds to take a summer season activity on the coast's so much remoted mild station with an previous keeper who used to be greater than a bit unusual; and fisherman Hank McBride who remembers the Nineteen Thirties and '40s at Namu the place romances blossomed, booze flowed and struggling with used to be a vital part of existence throughout the golden days of the mid-coast canneries.Edited by means of writer and author Howard White, with tales through Tom Henry, Vickie Jensen, David Conn, Michael Skog, Dick Hammond and so forth, Raincoast Chronicles Eighteen keeps the sequence' twenty-five-year legacy of enjoyable and delighting readers all over the place with its eclectic number of west coast lore.