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"Those Beautiful Coastal Liners" (used book)

"Those Beautiful Coastal Liners" (used book)

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Those Beautiful Coastal Liners

by Robert D. Turner

 

About the Book

Used Book. Paperback. Like new. Signed copy

-- from the cover

The Princesses were the finest and most elegant costal steamships on the Northwest Coast of North America. This beautiful book presents many previously unpublished photographs including interiors; striking views of the ships in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle; waterfront scenes; and the steamers at small communities from Nootka Sound to the Skagway.

These famous steamships still remembered with affection and fondness, were household names all along the coast. Featured are the Princess Victoria, the greyhound of the Triangle Service in the early 1900s; the Princess Marquinna on the West Coast of Vancouver Island; the Princess Kathleen and the first Princess Marguerite, the largest and fastest steamships on the famous Triangle Route between Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle; the Princess Joan and Princess Elizabeth, the fondly remembered Midnight boats, the Princess Charlotte, the “Honeymoon Boat”; and the famous Princess Marguerite, the last of the Coastal Liners, known to many people for her cruises between Victoria and Seattle during the 1970s and 1980s.

This new book presents many recollections of the Princesses from travellers, and insights into the work of the Captains and crews. Included are a profile of Captain James Troup the renowned steamship designer and head of the service, details of the Victoria terminals including the work of legendary architect F. M. Rattenbury, the beginning of the Alaska cruise service, the tragic loss of the Princess Sophia, the CPR resort at Newcastle Island, the wartime adventures of the Princess Kathleen and Princess Marguerite as fast transports in the Mediterranean; and many other stories from the Canadian Pacific’s premier services out of Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle