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The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (In four volumes)
Here is a detailed history of the 5,500 oldest vessels still afloat in British Columbia. There is no other printed source for this information available without owning a library of 800 reference books!
To Purchase Available at Munro’s Books in Victoria BC.
Internet Orders Please note that Munro’s Books carries the books in their on–line catalog and will readily supply them to buyers unable to visit their shop.
The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume Four 1971–1975)
ISBN # 978-0-9936954-3-8
Published in November 2014 Volume Four is 284 pages, and lists 1,750 of British Columbia ships and boats built between 1971 and 1975 – that are still afloat. About 125 of the vessels are illustrated with photographs. The ships are great representatives of working vessels, fishing vessels and yachts. This is a great reference book and enjoyable reading for all ship buffs - it includes the names of more than 15,000 boat owners.
The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume Three 1966–1970)
ISBN # 978-0-9936954-2-1
Published in August 2014 Volume Three is 212 pages, and lists 1,200 of British Columbia ships and boats built between 1966 and 1970 – that are still afloat. About 85 of the vessels are illustrated with photographs. The ships are great representatives of working vessels, fishing vessels and yachts and provide the answer to the question "what’s the story on that boat over there!"
The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume Two 1960–1965)
ISBN # 978-0-9936954-1-4
Published in July 2014, Volume Two is 240 pages, and lists the histories of 1,150 of British Columbia ships and boats built between 1960 and 1965 – that are still afloat. The history and pedigree of each vessel provides a fascinating snapshot of the nautical and industrial history of British Columbia. Each vessel is an exemplar of the builder’s craftsmanship, the designer’s vision, and the activities of the owners over the years. The books are interesting handy references for ship watchers, historians, armchair explorers and family genealogists.
The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume One 1892–1959)
ISBN # 978-0-9936954-0-7
Published in April 2014, Volume One is 240 pages, lists the histories of 1,170 of British Columbia ships and boats built before 1960 – that are still afloat – some over 120 years old! These are the most comprehensive histories of ships afloat published in British Columbia and are an ideal handy reference to information that can only otherwise be accessed by detailed research in museums and archives. Carry it in the boat, in the car or use as a handy reference at home. It also fills the gap left when the Canada List of Shipping ceased printing hard copies.
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The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia's Floating Heritage Volume Four
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Site News: October 15th, 2017
Databases have been updated and are now holding 50,143 vessel histories (with 4,319 images) and 57,540 mariner biographies (with 3,421 images).