Union Steamships Remembered, 1920-1958, Arthur M Twigg, A.M. Twigg, Campbell River, BC 1997. First Edition. 4to up to 12″ tall; 427 pages with bibliographical references, indexes, maps and photographs. Laminated illustrated boards, photographic endpapers; issued without dustjacket. Tiny bump top right corner and otherwise volume in mint, as new condition without marks, tears etc. A very collectable copy of an out of print book.
‘The Union Steamship Company of British Columbia stopped at virtually every community and every inhabited cove from Vancouver to Alaska, including northern Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlottes, until December 31, 1958. Art Twigg worked in the Purser’s office aboard every ship in the fleet, and brings his many experiences to life in this publication. The first part of the book provides the company’s history and details of the fleet; the second half of the book provides a collection of maritime memoirs and reflects the personalities and experiences of the many dedicated crewmembers.’ 003156 $60