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THE PACIFIC PRINCESSES:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY'S PRINCESS FLEET ON THE NORTHWEST COAST., Turner, Robert D.

Author Name    Turner, Robert D.

Title   THE PACIFIC PRINCESSES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY'S PRINCESS FLEET ON THE NORTHWEST COAST.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good-

Edition   Second Printing

Publisher   Victoria, British Columbia Sono Nis Press 1977

ISBN Number    0919462049 / 9780919462045

Illustrator   Harlan Hiney, dust jacket art.

Seller ID   28541

252 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, scale drawings. "In 1901 the Canadian Pacific Railway Company acquired control of the pioneering Canadian Pacific Navigation Company which for 20 years had provided the principal steamship services for the British Columbia coast and a major link between Puget Sound and Alaska. Within a few years, the CPR transformed the CPN's assortment of outdated coastal freighters, passenger steamers, and ancient paddlewheelers into a modern fleet of luxurious coastal liners - the Princess ships - offering unprecedented services to Washington State, British Columbia, and southern Alaska. The CPR's palatial intercity liners of the famed Triangle Route between Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver captured the public eye but there were other less renowned aspects of the Princess fleet's history that could not go unrecorded: the coastal freighters; the tugs; the riverboats of the lower Fraser River; the war services of the 'Princess Kathleen' and 'Princess Marguerite'; the CPR's Atlantic Princesses; the pioneering automobile ferry 'Motor Princess', and the competition of Puget Sound Navigation, Grand Trunk Pacific, Union Steam, Canadian National, Black Ball, and finally, British Columbia Ferries." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has general light edge wear, moderate wear on flap-folds, light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs, wrinkling and tiny tear at top of spine - archivally taped.

Coastwise  Shipping,  British  Columbia,  Steamboat  Lines,  British  Columbia  Coast  Service,  Canadian  Pacific  Railway,  CPR,  Canadian  Pacific  Navigation  Company,  Ships,  Permier,  Islander,  Klondike,  Alaska,  Gold  Rush,  Puget  Sound,  Chehalis,  Princess  Royal,  Chippewa,  Princess  Victoria,  Victoria,  Vancouver,  Princess  Charlotte,  B.C.  Coastal  Fleet,  Grand  Trunck  Pacific  Steamships,  Princess  Sophia,  Princess  Ena,  Ripple  Rock,  Princess  Kathleen,  Princess  Marguerite,  Atlantic  Princesses,  Second  World  War,  Princess  Of  Nanaimo,  Chinook,  Collisions,  Shipwrecks,  Prince  Rupert,  Strikes,  British  Columbia  Ferries,  Puget  Sound  Navigation  Company,  Black  Ball  Lines,  Fraser  River,  Steamer  Routes,  White  Pass,  Triangle  Route,  Lynn  Canal,  Seymour  Narrows,  Juan  De  Fuca  Strait,  Strait  Of  Georgia,  Amur,  Automobile  Ferries,  Beaver,  Belleville  Street  Warf,  British  Columbia  Marine  Railway,  Terminals,  Charmer,  Danube,  Daily  Colonist,  Elliott  Bay,  Esquimalt,  Railway  Barges,  Excursion  Steamships,  Gulf  Islands,  Horseshoe  Bay,  Hudson's  Bay  Company,  Iroquois,  Captain  John  Irving,  Motor  Princess,  New  Westminster,  Night  Boats,  Otter,  Pier  D,  R.P.  Rithett,  Seattle,  Captain  James  W.  Troup,  Vancouver  Island,  Vancouver  Harbour,  Victoria  Harbour,  Whatcom,  Willapa,  Yosemite. 

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