Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits: A History of the Sunshine Coast

May 15, 2009|
Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits: A History of the Sunshine Coast by Betty Keller
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For well over a century, the bright seas of the Sunshine Coast have been attracting visitors to the waterfront resorts, fishing lodges and beaches that rest between Howe Sound and the spectacular Princess Louisa Inlet. These coastal hotspots and communities were settled by a few courageous and daring pioneers whose names are still familiar today: Gibsons, Roberts, Whitaker, Donley, Silvey, Griffiths.

Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits tells the stories of the homesteaders, loggers, prospectors and fishermen who carved out a living on the treacherous mountainside that rises straight out of the inlets. These men and women came with nothing in their pockets and founded logging empires, shingle mills and sawmills, launched fish canneries, a glue factory and even a well-known jam factory, and scaled the mountainsides to start copper and gold mines. They travelled and traded by boat, long before coastal roads were built in the 1950s, and their pioneering spirits still ride the bright seas of the Sunshine Coast today.

Betty Keller has lived in Vancouver, BC's Fraser Valley, the Okanagan and Kootenay areas, as well as in Nigeria. She taught in BC secondary schools, at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. A founding member of the SunCoast Writers Forge, she was the producer of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts ...
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Title:Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits: A History of the Sunshine Coast
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.66 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.66 in
Published:May 15, 2009
Publisher:TouchWood Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894898874

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