Paddlewheels on the Frontier: The Story of British Columbia and Yukon Sternwheel Steamers

By: Downs, Art

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Book Condition: Very Good


First edition. Sticker to front endpaper. Jacket rubbed, sticker to front jacket flap. 1972 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. This book tells the lusty story of the 100-year-long era when over 300 buff-bowed, flat-bottomed sternwheel steamers left their wake on virtually all of the major lakes and rivers in B.C. and the Yukon, as well as coastal Gulfs and Straits, the open water of the storm-swept Pacific Ocean and even the grey, mist-shrouded Bering Sea. Includes over 200 photos of the colorful vessels. Over 60,000 words of accompanying text blends in the life stories of the flamboyant captains and crews, technical details on construction and operation of the vessels, historical background of the communities they served, and eye-witness accounts of boiler explosions, vessels ramming each other, being wrecked in canyons and similar fates which befell them. Keywords: ART DOWNS PADDLEWHEELS ON FRONTIER BRITISH COLUMBIA YUKON STERNWHEEL STEAMERS TRANSPORTATION BOATS WATERCRAFT ADVENTURE NAUTICAL HISTORY

Title: Paddlewheels on the Frontier: The Story of British Columbia and Yukon Sternwheel Steamers

Author: Downs, Art

Categories: History, Nautical & Exploration, Boats & Watercraft,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1972

ISBN Number: 1127474332

ISBN Number 13: 9781127474332

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2203101