"The Princess Story: A Century and a Half of West Coast Shipping" (used book)
The Princess Story: A Century and a Half of West Coast Shipping
by Norman R. Hacking and W. Kaye Lamb
About the Book
Used Book. Paperback. Good condition. Some scuffing.
-- From the back
A SAGA OF MEMORABLE SHIPS
Here is the story of ships that, over a period of nearly a century and a half, served cities and settlements along the entire Pacific coast of Canada and the Panhandle of Alaska.
The contribution of the coasters to life and the general well-being of British Columbia has been immense. Tourists from all over the world were awed by the magnificence of the Inside Passage to Alaska. It is not surprising that many of the ships that have vanished are remembered by thousands of people with admiration and affection.
The glory of the coasters passed with the advent of air travel but a few ships and many memories remain. The story survives on the record through the dedicated effort of two who cared. As a labour of love they assembled the history of the colourful and faithful ships, their officers and crews – in particular those who served when no other links were available on the amazingly indented, mountainous and scenic West Coast of Canada and when radar and depth finders were still unknown.