Reflections and Essays on British Columbia’s Nautical Heritage

The Search for British Columbia’s Oldest Floating Heritage Search for British Columbia's Oldest Floating Heritage

The search for the oldest vessel afloat in British Columbia is a difficult and complicated subject. The list is constantly shifting as vessels disappear and as the wrangle over defining terms such as afloat, or oldest vessel creates debate and disagreement. I would argue that just recently shifting an ancient vessel into BC waters does not create a new entry to the claimant list but that is only an opinion. Here is my attempt to establish the list of oldest vessels for consideration.


Recognizing and Preserving British Columbia’s Floating Heritage Floating Heritage

Recognizing and preserving British Columbia’s floating heritage is a subject on which almost every amateur marine historian holds strong opinions. Many initiatives to keep vessels away from the breakers fail. Is there a business model that will accomplish the goal and yet be financially and socially sustainable?


Vessel Registration in Canada Vessel Registration in Canada

Vessel Registration in Canada is a process poorly understood by mariners and nautical history buffs alike. It is actually a poorly enforced legal system of title registration for vessels.


Through Black Binoculars: Boat Watching on the Sunshine Coast Through Black Binoculars

Contributor David Sheffield recounts his early days watching boats with his brothers on the Sunshine Coast, experiences that created a lingering attraction and interest in the boats for a lifetime.


New Nauticapedia Book Just Published!

Volume Four in series

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia's Floating Heritage Volume Four

Book — British Columbia's Floating Heritage
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Site News: Feb 26th, 2017

Databases have been updated and are now holding 49,563 vessel histories (with 3964 images) and 57,418 mariner biographies (with 3346 images).


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