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A Mind at Sea: Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships

by John Fry Dundurn (November 25, 2013)

A unique biography of a nineteenth-century shipping magnate set during a forgotten era - a time when Quebec was one of the world's great shipbuilding centres and tidal seaports.

Shipwrecks and Seafaring Tales of Prince Edward Island

by Julie V. Watson Dundurn (July 25, 1996)

From the first explorers through immigrants, traders, sailors, and fishermen, thousands of seafaring people and their ships have come and gone - many lost to the relentless sea. Julie Watson has dug through...

Sailing Seven Seas: A History of the Canadian Pacific Line

by Peter Pigott Dundurn (November 18, 2010)

With a witty and informative style, Pigott evokes not only the nostalgic heyday of ocean travel but reveals a slice of almost-forgotten Canadiana in this study of the Canadian Pacific Line. From the stifling...

Canadian Railways 2-Book Bundle: Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways / Great Western Railway of Can

by David R.P. Guay Dundurn (July 16, 2016)

All aboard with this special two-book collection on the great railways from Canada's past.

Includes: Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways and Great Western...

Alligators of the North: The Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs

by Harry Barrett & Clarence F. Coons Dundurn (March 16, 2010)

In 1889, John West and James Peachey unveiled their new invention, a steam warping tug that would revolutionize the Canadian pine-logging industry. These tugs became known as northern alligators and helped loggers...

Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrence: The end of an era

by Normand Lafreniere Dundurn (August 07, 1996)

Lightkeeping on the St. Lawrence outlines the history of lightkeeping in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf from its emergence in 1803 until automation replaced the last lightkeeper in 1988.

Tales from the Great Lakes: Based on C.H.J. Snider's "Schooner days"

by Robert B. Townsend Dundurn (July 26, 1996)

Coupled with C.H.J. Snider's writings are those of Robert B. Townsend, who, besides introducing Snider's stories, adds some of his own about the "Schooner Days" on the Great Lakes.

Losing the Empress: A Personal Journey

by David Creighton Dundurn (September 01, 2000)

On May 29, 1914, the Empress of Ireland sank on the St. Lawrence River. The author delves into the lives of his grandparents, who went down with the ship.

White Ensign Flying: Corvette HMCS Trentonian

by Roger Litwiller Dundurn (February 17, 2014)

Tells the story of one of Canada's warship corvettes that served during World War II and brought its crew home every time they went out. It was the last Canadian ship to be attacked by the U.S. Navy, and it...

River Palace

by Walter Lewis Dundurn (August 18, 2008)

During her history, the steamboat Kingston survived wrecks and fires, until finally being sunk near one of Kingstons ship graveyards in 1930. This book tells her story.

Oakville's Flower: The History of the HMCS Oakville

by Sean E. Livingston Dundurn (September 24, 2014)

A detailed look at a Canadian World War II corvette HMCS Oakville and its legacy. Corvettes, humble heroes of the war in the Atlantic, played a pivotal role for the Royal Canadian Navy. Both at sea and to the...

Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited

by Ted Barris Dundurn (September 26, 2015)

Years before railroads arrived, the Canadian West was opened up by an unlikely breed of ship: steamboats plying Prairie waterways. Their aboriginal pilots, experts at reading the tricky waterways, called the...


by Aaron Saunders Dundurn (October 24, 2015)

The sinking of the Canadian Pacific steamship Princess Sophia was Alaska’s worst maritime disaster — until it nearly happened again.

In 1918, the Canadian Pacific steamship Princess Sophia left Skagway, Alaska,...

Great White Fleet: Celebrating Canada Steamship Lines Passenger Ships

by John Henry & Paul Martin Dundurn (April 22, 2013)

The passenger steamers of the Canada Steamship Lines were known as the Great White Fleet. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the company's inception, and its network of routes was awesome....

Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways

by David R.P. Guay Dundurn (July 02, 2016)

The first detailed account of the rise and fall of the maritime branches of two of Canada's great transcontinental railways of the early twentieth century: the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern.