Madeira Park, B.C., 1st.ed. 1995. 152 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs ; chart e.p’s. D.j., 31 x 24cm. Fine. Signed by the Author. Between 1889 and 1959 vessels of the Union Steamship Company of British Columbia linked the Canadian coast from north to south and their trademark steam whistle – one long, two short, one long – was a comforting sound up many inlets where remote logging camps and mud settlements were dotted about from Vancouver to the Alaska Panhandle. The author spent years of interviewing employees and researching among archives in order to produce this attractive book with its numerous rarely-seen photographs. It is full of entertaining anecdotes of passengers and crew and of the successes and disasters that befell the ships – including the CHESLAKEE that capsized and sank in 1913 taking many lives with her. BYGONE UNION STEAMERS ON THE WEST COAST OF CANADA 1889 – 1959. SIGNED COPY.