Synopses & Reviews
BC publishing hasn't been the same since 1972, when Raincoast Chronicles burst on the scene with its funny, fiery depiction of West Coast history and culture. Howard White is still bringing out new issues of the Chronicles that are as popular as ever.
Saturna Island in the old days, One-Arm Willy, Dr. Darby at Bella Bella, bears, sasquatches, Union Steamships, and much more.
A cornucopia of coast history - Saturna Island in the old days, One-Arm Willy and the tattooed lady and the strong man, Dr. Darby at Bella Bella, how telephone communication came to the rugged BC coast, stories of bears and the Union Steamships, and much more.
This is a cornucopia of coast history - Saturna Island in the old days, One-Arm Willy and the tattooed lady and the strong man, Dr Darby at Bella Bella, how telephone communication came to the rugged BC coast, stories of bears and the Union Steamships, and much more.
Issue number fifteen!
About the Author
Howard White was born in 1945 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He was raised in a series of camps and settlements on the BC coast and never got over it. He is still to be found stuck barnacle-like to the shore at Pender Harbour, BC. He started Raincoast Chronicles and Harbour Publishing in the early 1970s and his own books include A Hard Man to Beat (bio), The Men There Were Then (poems), Spilsbury's Coast (bio), The Accidental Airline (bio), Patrick and the Backhoe (childrens'), Writing in the Rain (anthology) and The Sunshine Coast (travel). He was awarded the Canadian Historical Association's Career Award for Regional History in 1989. In 2000, he completed a ten-year project, The Encyclopedia of British Columbia. He has been awarded the Order of BC, the Canadian Historical Association's Career Award for Regional History, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award and a Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of Victoria. In 2007, White was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has twice been runner-up in the Whisky Slough Putty Man Triathlon.
Table of Contents
Grizzlies & Sasquatches
Voice From the Inlet
Summer Intern at Bella Bella, 1947
Adam C. Waldie
Paul Bunyan: The Greatest Logger Who Ever
Fed a Salesman to a Dog
Twenty-Four Colonels on the West Arm Road: Shawnigan Lake in the 1920s
Joan Mason Hurley
The By-Pass Valve
The By-Gone Days of Dollarton
One-Arm Willy, the Tattooed Lady and the Strongman
George M. Campbell