The Nau­t­i­ca­pe­dia List of Bri­tish Columbia’s Float­ing Her­itage (Vol­ume 1) A new book by John M. Mac­Far­lane 2014

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Book - Bri­tish Columbia's Float­ing Her­itage This 240 page pa­per­back ref­er­ence book has just been pub­lished in 2014. It lists the his­to­ries of 1,170 of Bri­tish Columbia ships and boats built be­fore 1960 and still afloat –some over 120 years old! It is an in­ter­est­ing handy ref­er­ence book for ship watch­ers, his­to­ri­ans, arm­chair ex­plor­ers and fam­ily ge­neal­o­gists. The his­tory and pedigree of each ves­sel pro­vides a fas­ci­nat­ing snapshot of the nau­ti­cal and in­dus­trial his­tory of Bri­tish Columbia. Each ves­sel is an ex­em­plar of the builder’s crafts­man­ship, the de­signer’s vi­sion, and the ac­tiv­i­ties of the own­ers over the years. This is the most com­pre­hen­sive view of his­to­ries of ships afloat ever pub­lished in Bri­tish Columbia and is an ideal handy ref­er­ence to in­for­ma­tion that can only other­wise be ac­cessed by re­search in mu­se­ums and ar­chives. Carry it in the boat, in the car or use as a handy ref­er­ence at home. It also fills a gap left when the Canada List of Ship­ping ceased print­ing hard copies. It is the first of a pro­jected se­ries of four vol­umes – the next one to be pub­lished in early July 2014. Makes a great gift! Vol­ume Two is ex­pected to be pub­lished in July 2014!

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