The author and maritime historian Rick James discusses his new book, Raincoast Chronicles 21: West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales (Harbour Publishing, 2011), with Joseph Planta.
|Raincoast Chronicles 21: West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales by Rick James. (Harbour Publishing, 2011)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
A new issue of Raincoast Chronicles is out, the 21st: West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales. Its author Rick James joins me now. He is a writer, maritime historian, photographer and field archaeologist. In this book you’ll have many stories collected over the years about some of the fascinating and interesting wrecks found along our coast. There are many maritime stories and shipwreck lore in this book. We’ll get Mr. James to share some now, and tell us about some of the colourful people found in this book. Over the years, Rick James’s writing has appeared in The Beaver, The Sea Chest: Journal of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, and the Western Mariner. He is the author of the Under Water Archaeological Society of BC’s Ghost Ships of Royston, and co-author of Historic Shipwrecks of BC’s Central Coast, Historic Shipwrecks of the Sunshine Coast, and The Comox Valley. Raincoast Chronicles 21: West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales is from Harbour Publishing. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Rick James; Good morning, Mr. James.