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Near Fine. 9781550175820. Only slight edge wear to card covers; A bright, solid book; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.80 inches; 303 pages; "One of the engaging legends of the BC coast surrounds the steamship companies that provided a lifeline to civilization in the days before highways and BC Ferries. On the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, those days still exist, as this book reveals in vivid detail. Relating the trials and tribulations of what surely must be the last of Canadas historic coastal shipping lines, The Uchuck Years is a rare first-person account by an old salt who owned and captained his own vessels. Enduring for sixty-five years, the company that came to be known as Nootka Sound Service Limited is still in operation to this day, though David Young no longer owns it and has recently sworn off serving as skipper even in a relief capacity. Initially serving the communities of Ucluelet and Bamfield, the company refocused its efforts when Highway 28 was punched through the mountains from Campbell River to Gold River in 1959. Logging and mining camp bosses farther up coast in the Nootka Sound and Kyuquot areas were convinced of the companys usefulness, allowing it to move its service farther north along the remote West Coast."
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