Waterfront: The Illustrated Maritime Story of Greater Vancouver
Co-winner of the 2006 City of Vancouver Book Award and winner of the 2006 Bill Duthie BC Booksellers’ Choice Award.
Waterfront is a magnificently illustrated, authoritative, and lively tour of the dynamic ebb and flow between the water, the surrounding land and, above all, the people who strove and dreamed along the waterfront. Many dramatic stories abound along its waterfront—of this place, its people, ships, and the events that shaped a city, a region, and a nation: prehistoric mariners who ventured out of the Arctic wastes after the last great ice age, European explorers who sought a fabled passage to the riches of the Orient, enterprising lumberman, railway tycoons, shipping magnates, stevedores, ship captains, immigrants, scoundrels and heroes, hardworking men and women. Their tales play out in this book, entwining the story of the birth and growth of cities, ports, industries, and companies. Purchase online.