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Lights of the Inside Passage

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The lighthouses of the inside passage, many of them built to guide prospectors on their way to the Klondike, stretch from sheltered stations on the Gulf Islands to stark, storm-swept Triple Island and Langara, south of Alaska. Feel the fury of destructive North Pacific gales and tidal waves that ravage the coast; ponder the unsolved murder of Addenbrooke's keeper, and the mysterious disappearances on Egg Island; witness the insanity caused by isolation -and enjoy the contentment and peace that many keepers found on their solitary stations.

Don Graham, keeper at Vancouver's Point Atkinson light, tells the stories of individual lighthouses, then brings the history of lightkeepers in general into the present. The century-old tradition of service that has insured the safety of West Coast mariners and ships is currently threatened by automation, and Graham presents a persua-sive case against unmanning the lights through his account of the dedication and endurance of pioneer keepers.

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The continuation of the smash bestseller Keepers of the Light and a bestseller in its own right.

Synopsis:

The continuation of the smash bestseller < I> Keepers of the Light< /I> and a bestseller in its own right.

About the Author

Donald Graham is the former keeper of the Port Atkinson Lighthouse.

Ian Mulgrew

Vancouver Sun

Friday, October 10, 2003

Not long after dawn Wednesday, leaden sheets of rain marching across the chop off Point Atkinson, the last keeper of the light that heralds Vancouver died.

A keeper for 17 years at the landmark red and white tower at the treacherous confluence of Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet, and much, much more, Don Graham succumbed within sight of the seascape to which he devoted so much of his life.

With family and friends at his side, the 56-year-old considered the foremost authority on B.C. lighthouses had battled pancreatic cancer for several months.

The author of two perennial favourite and acclaimed books — Keepers of the Light and Lights of the Inside Passage — Graham was a recognized community and political activist who toiled for peace, more compassionate government, and the environment.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

THE INSIDE PASSAGE

Active Pass

Discovery Island

East Point

Chrome Island

Portlock Point

The Sisters

Cape Mudge

Ballenas Island

Porlier Pass

Merry Island

Scarlett Point

Pulteney Point

Pine Island

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Egg Island

Pointer Island

Ivory Island

Green Island

Lucy Island

Addenbroke Island

Langara

Triple Island

CATCHING UP

ENDANGERED SPECIES

APPENDIX

NOTES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550170603
Author:
Graham, Donald
Publisher:
Harbour Publishing
Location:
Madeira Park, B.C. :
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
Lighthouses
Subject:
Pacific coast
Subject:
Lighthouse keepers
Subject:
Pacific Coast (B.C.) History.
Subject:
Pacifique, Cãote du
Subject:
Gardiens de phare
Subject:
Phares
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Nautical - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Fourth printing in paperback.
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
January 1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b, &, w photos, index
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x .75 in 615 gr

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