Desolation Sound: A History

By: HARBORD, Heather

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HARBORD, Heather . Desolation Sound: A History. (Madeira Park, B.C.): Harbour Publishing, (2007). Second Printing. Pp (7),viii-xi,(3),3-260. 8vo, cardcovers. "Desolation Sound, 150 kilometres north of Vancouver, has long bee n the most popular cruising destination on the BC coast. Thick clamshell middens in remote bays, rotted pilings on silent estuaries and ambitious stone terraces on vacant hillsides all give the impression that this is an areafull of ghosts. In Desolation Sound, Heather Harbord brings those ghosts b ack to unforgettable life. We meet Mike Shuttler, the Homer-quoting hermit who figured in famous books by Stuart Edward White and M. Wylie Blanchet. We meet "the Cougar Queen of Okeover Arm, " who s aid, "Living in the bush like I do, a gun is as much a part of my household tools as a vacuum cleaneris in the city:' We meet Sliammon chief Joe Mitchell, whose ancestors had an aboriginal city with buildings 200 feet long in the now-deserted Grace Harbour. Harbord assiduously tracks down all the old legends that cling to the shoreside trees like Spanish moss, debunking some but confirming most. Desolation Sound is a captivating book that fills a crucial hole in the history of the BC coast." - rear cover. Chapter 3 : Early Explorers: Tall Shipsand Long Boats (pp.27-39). Vg. 12.50

Title: Desolation Sound: A History

Author Name: HARBORD, Heather

Categories: 72,

Publisher: Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, B.C., 2007, ISBN:10155017407x:

Seller ID: 83349

Keywords: CANADIAN HISTORY COASTAL BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA NAUTICAL,