After 45 years researching British Columbia ship histories, John M. MacFarlane is sharing a carefully curated collection of 1,900 of the most significant shipwrecks and marine disasters of British Columbia. He has assembled detailed accounts in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access book that will please the casual reader as well as the most dedicated nautical historian. The waters of British Columbia are dangerous — and have claimed thousands of vessels and thousands of lives over the last 250 years. In these carefully- researched accounts the author has separated myth from fact to tell true stories of marine wrecks and disasters.

John M. MacFarlane is the Curator of the Nauticapedia Project, an online database of 70,000 vessel histories. He is the Curator Emeritus of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia and the author of many books and publications of nautical heritage.

Cover and page design, layout, and typesetting by Jan Westendorp/Kato Design and Photo.

Published by The Nauticapedia

First Edition: 8 × 10 inches; softcover; 276 pages—including footnotes, references, bibliography and 72 black and white photos; ISBN: 978-0-9936954-4-5

Second Edition: 6 × 9 inches; softcover; 428 pages—including footnotes, glossary, references, bibliography, and 72 black and white photos; ISBN: 978-0-9936954-8-3

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