Title: Bowen Island Passenger Ferries: The Sannie ...
Publisher: Peter D. Ommundsen, Castlegar, B.C.
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
This is the carefully documented history of early travel to Bowen Island, SIGNED by the author. Grey soft cover with black titling on spine and front, black and white map and illustrations throughout, 64 pages. With the exception of some minor shelf wear, this book is in great condition. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016396
Synopsis: This book features numerous photos of early Canadian ferries, including classic wooden boats such as launches and speed boats. Photos are reproduced on high quality paper. The book tells the story of early travel to the Bowen Island holiday resort during the period 1921 - 1956. The central character in this enterprise was Tommy White, who became known to thousands of vacationers. White coped with competitors, politicians, and the Great Depression. This is a true story of boats, people, politics, and romance.
This is a great read, with lots of local history and for me were several "I didn't know that" moments. It is wonderfully illustrated with lots of great old local photos. --The Westerner, Spring 2011
Many historic photographs -- Wooden Boat Magazine, Dec. 1998
Ommundsen tells a straightforward story and leaves nothing out -- Island Tides , Jan. 27, 2000
One of the book's strengths is its extensive use of historical photos -- Pacific Yachting, Dec. 1997
Should appeal to many readers. -- British Columbia Historical News, Spring, 1999
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